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In one of the BKI’s newsletters circulated during February 2021 I undertook to circulate a list of phobias starting with the letter A and – not surprisingly ending with the letter Z – and now I do so with phobia starting with the letter C and D.


Phobia Condition
Cacophobia, aschimophobia Fear of ugliness. Unattractiveness or ugliness is the degree to which a person’s physical features are considered aesthetically unfavourable.
Catoptrophobia Fear of mirrors. This is a specific phobia involving an abnormal and persistent fear of mirrors, and an anxiety about seeing one’s own face reflected in them.
Chemophobia Fear of chemicals.  The phenomenon has been ascribed both to a reasonable concern over the potential adverse effects of synthetic chemicals, and to an irrational fear of these substances because of misconceptions about their potential for harm.
Cherophobia Fear of happiness is an attitude towards happiness in which individuals may deliberately avoid experiences that invoke positive emotions or happiness.  To name one of several reasons why Cherophobia may develop is the belief that when one becomes happy, a negative event will soon occur that will taint that happiness, as if punishing that individual for satisfaction.
Chiroptophobia Fear/dislike of bats.
Chromophobia, chromatophobia Fear of colours.
Chronomentrophobia Fear of clocks.
Claustrophobia A fear of confined spaces, having no escape and being closed in.
Coimetrophobia Fear of cemeteries. Also known as Necrophobia which is the irrational fear of dead things (e.g., corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g., coffinstombstonesfuneralscemeteries).
Coulrophobia Fear of clowns.
Cyberphobia Fear of computers also so known as technofear.  This is the fear or dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, especially computers.
Cynophobia Fear/dislike of dogs.
Demonophobia, daemonophobia Fear of demons.
Dendrophobia Fear of trees.
Dental fear, odontophobia Fear of dentists and dental procedures. Dental fear is a normal emotional reaction. However, dental anxiety a state of apprehension that something dreadful is going to happen in relation to dental treatment. Similarly, dental phobia denotes a severe type of dental anxiety, and is characterised by marked and persistent anxiety in relation to situations or objects (e.g. drilling, local anaesthetic injections) or to the dental setting in general.
Domatophobia Fear of houses and specifically refers to the fear of a house itself.

Many people today experience all sorts of fears but be not afraid, you are not alone.


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