Phobia Names: Why Can’t We Just Agree?

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Why are there so many names for phobias? Why can’t we just agree on one for each? If you have the fear of newness or novelty, you get to choose among 8 terms: Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Kainotophobia, and Neophobia. The fear of being touched has 6 names to describe it, and the [...]

Aviophobia: Understanding the Fear of Flying

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Traveling by airplane is one of the fastest, safest and easiest modes of transportation. It enables people to travel vast distances unthinkable just a few short decades ago.  While most people enjoy the convenience of air travel, people with a flight phobia have an intense fear of flying. This fear may prevent a person from [...]

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