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7 Rarest Phobia You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Allodoxaphobia, decidiophobia, nomophobia, catoptrophobia, and chorophobia. Want to know about some of the rarest phobias? Sometimes, fears become excessive and irrational, to the point where we can’t function normally. The intense worry and avoidance caused by these fears can interrupt day to day living, causing panic when that fear is encountered – that’s when the fear becomes a phobia. In a previous video, we talked about the most common phobias. Many of you requested one about the strange phobias or most rare phobias. We've honored your request and made a list. Let us know if you know someone who identifies with any of these. Also, do you enjoy this animation style?

Disclaimer: If you are suffering from a specific phobia of any kind, don’t hesitate to reach out to a mental healthcare professional today to help ease your fears and better manage your phobias.

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Sam Rain
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

Suggested videos:

The Top 7 Most Common Phobias:
https://youtu.be/wVTvcxEWClg

7 Common Fears Not Phobias!
https://youtu.be/KbDugeEDW2w

References:

American Psychological Association (2013). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition). Washington, DC; APA Publication.
National Institute of Mental Health (November 2017). Prevalence of Specific Phobias. Retrieved from http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health..../statistics/specific
Olesen, J. (2019). Fear of Opinions Phobia – Allodoxaphobia. Retrieved February 2020 from https://www.fearof.net/fear-of....-opinions-phobia-all
JB, B., Preeti, M., Praveen, C. T., & Jinto, P. (2013). Nomophobia-do we really need to worry about. Reviews of Progress, 1(1), 1-5.
Pawlak, J., Gazda, J., & Rybakowski, J. (2009). Wind phobia (ancraophobia)–as an example of simple phobia. The case report. Psychiatria polska, 43 (5), 581-592.


Know a phobia that could be included in this list? Email us at editorial@psych2go.net

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