Claustrophobia, Arachnophobia, Necrophobia, you are probably familiar with these phobias. They are the common and popularly known phobias that haunt the mental facilities of men and women today. Studies are made by experts to have a better grasp on phobias. Aside from the usual phobias that most of us hears, there are few individuals who suffers from unusual, strange and weird phobias. There are still many unanswered questions regarding phobias, from causes to treatments and everything in between; and this are concerning phobias that are the most commonly experienced by random individuals. Imagine the questions surrounding unusual and weird phobias, those phobias which are encountered by just a few, it is safe to say that people who have unusual and weird phobias suffer a bit more than those with common phobia. Though effects of phobia does not depend on what is feared and that almost same effects occur regardless of what phobia is experienced, the amount of information regarding unusual and weird phobias makes all the difference. Just to give an idea, here is a shortlist of what is considered to be unusual and weird phobias:
Euphobia – the fear of good news.
Dendrophobia- Fear of trees.
Ereuthrophobia- Fear of blushing.
Graphophobia- Fear of writing or handwriting.
Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese.
Judeophobia- Fear of Jews.
Koinoniphobia- Fear of rooms
Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.
Melophobia- Fear of music
Nosocomephobia- Fear of hospitals.
Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams.
Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything
Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope
These phobias are considered unusual because only a few or rare cases are reported to have been encountered. They are considered to be weird phobias because they are objects or experiences are so unusually daunting.