Wednesday, November 18, 2015

One Words Substitutions Denoting Phobias and Mental Disorders

1. acrophobia-high places

2. aerophobia-fear of air

3. aglophobia-of pain

4. altiphobia-of altitude

5. anorexia-fear of getting fat makes young girls stop eating resulting in harmful effect

6. agorophobia-of public/place open

7. androphobia-of males

8. autophobia-of solitude

9. bathophobia-of depths

10. biblophobia-of books

11. cacophobia-of ugliness

12. catrophobia-of doctors

13. cellophobia-extreme fear about beauty

14. chronophobia-of time

15. cynophobia-of dogs

16. claustrophobia-of being confined to small place

17. dipsophobia-of thirst

 18. dipsomania- morbid compulsion to drink

19. demonomania-delusion of being under evil spirits

20. entomophobia-of insects

21. ergophobia-of work

22.gamophobia-of marriage

23. genophobia-of birth

24. geraphobia-of old age

25. gnosiophobia-of knowledge

26. graphophobia-of writing

27. gynaephobia-of women

28. haemetophobia-of blood

29. hedonophobia-of pleasure

30. hodophobia-of travel

31. hydrophobia-of water

32. kleptophobia-of stealing/thieves

33. kleptomania-a compulsive desire to steal

34. lipophobia-of getting fat

35. logophobia-of study

36. logomania-mania for talking

37. maieusiophobia-of childbirth

38. metrophobia-of motherhood

39. menemophobia-of old memories

40. monophobia-of loneliness, of being alone

41. mysophobia-of filth, contamination

42. megalomania-delusion about one’s greatness

43. nyctophobia-of darkness

44. ophthalmophobia-of eyes

45. ochlophobia-of crowds/mobs

46. paedophobia-of children

47. pathophobia- of disease/sickness

48. peniophobia-of poverty/money problem

49. pharmacophobia-of medicine

50. phasmophobia-of ghosts

51. xenophobia-of foreigners

52. pyrophobia-of fire

53. thanatophobia-of death

54. scelerophobia-of burglars

55. theophobia-of God

56. toxicophobia-of poison

57. triskaidekaphobia-of number thirteen

58. theomania-a delusion that one is God

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