# Online Phobia Test

## Do I have a Specific Phobia? Take Our Free Online Phobia Test

Thank you for pursuing better mental health! Our online phobia test consists of 20 statements and should take you 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

## Instructions

Please answer each statement carefully and choose one correlating statement that best describes the way you've been feeling over the last one month. This online phobia test is a screening measure that can help you determine whether you might have a specific phobia that requires professional help.

Be honest for the most accurate results.

It’s important to note: These results are not a diagnosis and this quiz is not a diagnostic tool. However, you may benefit from a consultation with a licensed mental health professional if you are experiencing difficulties in daily life. Mental health disorders should only be diagnosed by a licensed mental health professional.

Too often people stop short of seeking help due to fears that their concerns are not severe enough to warrant professional help. We urge you to reach out to a licensed professional after taking our online phobia test.

If you are in need of immediate assistance, please dial 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255

### Please choose the extent you've experienced each of the following symptoms of a specific phobia:

I find myself in extreme distress if I am unable to escape conversation about, thoughts of, or being near a specific object or situation
I feel like my life (school, work, personal life, etc.) is strongly impacted by fear of a specific object or situation
My reaction to my fear is way over the top to what it should be
I find myself going out of the way to avoid the specific object or situation
I have unreasonable, excessive fear that is triggered by a specific object or situation
I have been very afraid of a specific object or situation for 6 months or longer
When I am triggered by a specific object or situation, I become highly anxious almost immediately

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Thank you for taking our phobia quiz! Below is a little bit more information about this disorder as well as links to mental health professionals who can help you.

## What is a Specific Phobia?

Everyone is afraid of something. For example, it's normal to feel some anxiety when giving a presentation or doing something new. However, some people experience an unnatural level of anxiety or fear when confronted with even the thought of a specific thing or situation.

A specific phobia is an intense and irrational fear on a specific object or situation. Phobias are said to affect about 19 million adults, and women are two times more likely than men to have a specific phobia. Many times, a person with a specific phobia is also afraid of more than one object or situation. In fact, approximately 75% of people with a specific phobia fear more than one object or situation.

## DSM-5 Diagnostic Criteria for Specific Phobias

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), or DSM-5, outlines that specific phobias, diagnosed by a medical professional, must meet the following criteria:

• Unreasonable, excessive fear: Marked fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation (e.g., flying, heights, animals, seeing blood, or in this case, fear of needles).
• Immediate anxiety response: The phobic object or situation almost always provokes immediate fear or anxiety.
• Avoidance or extreme distress: The individual goes out of their way to avoid the object or situation, or endures it with extreme distress.
• Life-limiting: The fear, anxiety, or avoidance causes clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
• Six months duration: The fear, anxiety, or avoidance is persistent, typically lasting for 6 months or more.
• Not caused by another disorder: The disturbance is not better explained by the symptoms of another mental disorder, including fear, anxiety, and avoidance of situations associated with panic-like symptoms or other incapacitating symptoms (as in agoraphobia); objects or situations related to obsessions (as in obsessive-compulsive disorder); reminders of traumatic events (as in posttraumatic stress disorder); separation from home or attachment figures (as in separation anxiety disorder); or social situations (as in social anxiety disorder).

## Treatment Available for Specific Phobias

### Exposure Therapy

One of the best forms of treatment for many specific phobias is a form of psychotherapy called exposure therapy. Exposure therapy is a type of psychotherapy treatment that focuses on changing a person’s response to the object or thing they fear. Gradual, repeated exposure to your fear can help a sufferer to learn ways to overcome their specific phobia. This technique is excellent for treating phobias.

### Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is another way mental health professionals treat specific phobias. CBT combines exposure therapy along with other techniques to teach a sufferer to learn ways to view and cope their specific phobia. CBT also teaches a sufferer new beliefs about their specific phobia so that they can develop a mastery and confidence over their thoughts and feelings rather than feeling overwhelmed.

### Medications

Typically psychotherapy such as exposure therapy and CBT are enough for most phobia sufferers. However, sometimes medications can help reduce some of the side effects like anxiety or panic associated with a person’s phobia.

Some medications include:

• Antidepressants
• Antianxiety medications
• Betablockers
• Sedatives

## Get Phobia Treatment

Having a specific phobia can be paralyzing for sufferers.

If you need help, there is hope! Reach out to a licensed mental health professional that treats phobias.

## Common Types of Specific Phobias

Below are some common types of specific phobias. We will be adding to this list as we expand our resources on specific phobias.

### Achluophobia

Achluophobia is the fear of darkness.

### Acrophobia

Acrophobia is the fear of heights

### Aerophobia

Aerophobia is the Fear of flying

### Algophobia

Algophobia is the fear of pain

### Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is the fear of open spaces or crowds

### Aichmophobia

Aichmophobia is the fear of needles or pointed objects

### Amaxophobia

Amaxophobia is the fear of riding in a car

### Androphobia

Androphobia is the fear of men

### Anginophobia

Anginophobia is the fear of angina or choking

### Anthrophobia

Anthrophobia is the fear of flowers

### Anthropophobia

Anthropophobia is the fear of people or society

### Aphenphosmphobia

Aphenphosmphobia is the fear of being touched

### Arachibutyrophobia

Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter

### Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders

### Arithmophobia

Arithmophobia is the fear of numbers

### Astraphobia

Astraphobia is the fear of thunder and lightning

### Ataxophobia

Ataxophobia is the fear of disorder or untidiness

### Atelophobia

Atelophobia is the fear of imperfection

### Atychiphobia

Atychiphobia is the fear of failure

### Automatonophobia

Automatonophobia is the fear of Human-Like Figures

### Autophobia

Autophobia is the fear of being alone

### Bacteriophobia

Bacteriophobia is the fear of bacteria

### Barophobia

Barophobia is the fear of gravity

### Bathmophobia

Bathmophobia is the fear of stairs or steep slopes

### Batrachophobia

Batrachophobia is the fear of amphibians

### Belonephobia

Belonephobia is the fear of pins and needles

### Bibliophobia

Bibliophobia is the fear of books

### Botanophobia

Botanophobia is the fear of plants

### Cacophobia

Cacophobia is the fear of ugliness

### Catagelophobia

Catagelophobia is the fear of being ridiculed

### Catoptrophobia

Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors

### Chionophobia

Chionophobia is the Fear of snow

### Chromophobia

Chromophobia is the fear of colors

### Chronomentrophobia

Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks

### Chronophobia

Chronophobia is the fear of Time

### Claustrophobia

Claustrophobia is the fear of confined spaces

### Coulrophobia

Coulrophobia is the fear of clowns

### Cyberphobia

Cyberphobia is the fear of computers

### Cynophobia

Cynophobia is the fear of dogs

### Dendrophobia

Dendrophobia is the fear of trees

### Dentophobia

Dentophobia is the fear of dentists

### Domatophobia

Domatophobia is the fear of houses

### Dystychiphobia

Dystychiphobia is the fear of accidents

### Ecophobia

Ecophobia is the fear of the home

### Elurophobia

Elurophobia is the fear of cats

### Emetophobia

Emetophobia is the fear of vomiting

### Entomophobia

Entomophobia is the fear of insects

### Ephebiphobia

Ephebiphobia is the fear of teenagers

### Equinophobia

Equinophobia is the fear of horses

### Gamophobia

Gamophobia is the fear of marriage

### Genuphobia

Genuphobia is the fear of knees

### Glossophobia

Glossophobia is the fear of speaking in public

### Gynophobia

Gynophobia is the fear of women

### Haphephobia

Haphephobia is the fear of touch

### Heliophobia

Heliophobia is the fear of the sun

### Hemophobia

Hemophobia is the fear of blood

### Herpetophobia

Herpetophobia is the fear of reptiles

### Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words

### Hydrophobia

Hydrophobia is the fear of water

### Hypochondria

Hypochondria is the fear of illness

### Iatrophobia

Iatrophobia is the fear of doctors

### Insectophobia

Insectophobia is the fear of insects

### Katsaridaphobia

Katsaridaphobia is the fear of Cockroaches

### Koinoniphobia

Koinoniphobia is the fear of rooms

### Koumpounophobia

Koumpounophobia is the fear of buttons

### Leukophobia

Leukophobia is the fear of the color white

### Lilapsophobia

Lilapsophobia is the fear of tornadoes and hurricanes

### Lockiophobia

Lockiophobia is the fear of childbirth

### Mageirocophobia

Mageirocophobia is the fear of cooking

### Megalophobia

Megalophobia is the fear of large things

### Melanophobia

Melanophobia is the fear of the color black

### Microphobia

Microphobia is the fear of small things

### Mysophobia

Mysophobia is the fear of dirt and germs

### Necrophobia

Necrophobia is the fear of death or dead things

### Noctiphobia

Noctiphobia is the fear of the night

### Nosocomephobia

Nosocomephobia is the fear of hospitals

### Nyctophobia

Nyctophobia is the fear of the dark

### Obesophobia

Obesophobia is the fear of gaining weight

### Octophobia

Octophobia is the fear of the figure 8

### Ombrophobia

Ombrophobia is the fear of rain

### Ophidiophobia

Ophidiophobia is the fear of snakes

### Ornithophobia

Ornithophobia is the fear of birds

### Papyrophobia

Papyrophobia is the fear of paper

### Pathophobia

Pathophobia is the fear of disease

### Pedophobia

Pedophobia is the fear of children

### Philematophobia

Philematophobia is the fear of Kissing

### Philophobia

Philophobia is the fear of love

### Phobophobia

Phobophobia is the fear of phobias

### Podophobia

Podophobia is the fear of feet

### Porphyrophobia

Porphyrophobia is the fear of the color purple

### Pteridophobia

Pteridophobia is the fear of ferns

### Pteromerhanophobia

Pteromerhanophobia is the fear of flying

### Pyrophobia

Pyrophobia is the fear of fire

### Samhainophobia

Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween

### Scolionophobia

Scolionophobia is the fear of school

### Scoptophobia

Scoptophobia is the fear of being stared at

### Selenophobia

Selenophobia is the fear of the moon

### Sociophobia

Sociophobia is the fear of social evaluation

### Somniphobia

Somniphobia is the fear of sleep

### Tachophobia

Tachophobia is the fear of speed

### Technophobia

Technophobia is the fear of technology

### Tonitrophobia

Tonitrophobia is the fear of thunder

### Trypanophobia

Trypanophobia is the fear of needles/injections

### Trypophobia

Trypophobia is the fear of Holes

### Venustraphobia

Venustraphobia is the fear of beautiful women

### Verminophobia

Verminophobia is the fear of germs

### Wiccaphobia

Wiccaphobia is the fear of witches and witchcraft

### Xenophobia

Xenophobia is the fear of strangers or foreigners

### Zoophobia

Zoophobia is the fear of animals

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