Featured Phobia: Enochlophobia

Fear of Crowds

You’re walking through a crowd at the mall and an uneasiness settles around you as people bump into you. A church service amidst a sanctuary full of strangers sets you on edge. Your son’s high school football game leaves you an anxious mess. The thought of walking the streets downtown amidst the hustle and bustle of city life makes you question your weekend getaway. If these scenarios describe your daily life, you may have Enochlophobia. Read our article to explore where this fear comes from, as well as effective strategies to treat your fear.

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Fear of Crowds

The fear of crowds (enochlophobia) is particularly difficult to manage because much of our daily lives involve interaction with groups of people. We explore where this fear comes from, as well as effective strategies and resources to get help.

Man Scared by Clown

Fear of Clowns

Characters that are funny and enjoyable to many are just the opposite for many others. In fact, 1/3 of 18-29 year olds experience coulrophobia, the fear of clowns. In this article we cover the causes of this fear, as well as treatment options.

Fear of Snakes

If you suffer from ophidiophobia—the fear of snakes—you are among the 64% of American adults who also fear the slithering reptiles. While you should own a healthy fear of any potentially dangerous animal, it shouldn’t be debilitating.

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