Countless people all over the globe suffer from some form of a phobia, an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. Phobias can range from water, clowns, snakes, stage fright, the dark, butterflies, and the list could on forever. There’s a phobia for everything these days. In fact an estimated 19.2 million people suffer from a specific phobia which often leads to intense symptoms and reactions, some even as extreme as panic attacks. Listed below are some of the craziest phobias that people suffer from, ranked in no specific order. Take a look!
Robert De Niro actually suffers from the phobia of Dental fear (also known as dental phobia, odontophobia, dentophobia, dentist phobia, and dental anxiety) which is the fear of dentistry and of receiving dental care. In fact, it is estimated that as many as 75% of American adults experience some degree of dental fear, from mild to severe. It’s not something that just kids are afraid of! Adults can be so scared of the dentists, they will avoid seeing one at all costs.
Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia, which is an abnormal and irrational fear of birds. Interesting. The incredible Adele admitted having this phobia in an interview years ago. The fear of birds is not that uncommon though, and it derives from the menacing, darker image of some birds of prey. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or may simply be uncomfortable around them. Peculiar? Probably.