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Zoophobia (or Animal Phobia) is a general phobia and the set of specific phobias (and sub-phobias), this kind of phobia is having irrational fear of animals, which were described by the Austrian neurologist Sigmund Freud, who saw this behavior in psychoneurotic childrens.[1]

Phobia Condition
Ailurophobia fear of cats
Arachnophobia fear of arachnids
Batrachophobia fear of amphibians
Chiroptophobia fear of bats
Cynophobia fear of dogs
Entomophobia fear of insects
Equinophobia fear of horses
Ichthyophobia fear of fish
Lepidopterophobia fear of butterflies and/or moths
Melissophobia fear of bees
Musophobia fear of mice and rats
Ophidiophobia fear of snakes
Ornithophobia fear of birds
Ostraconophobia fear of shellfish
Ranidaphobia fear of frogs
Vermiphobia fear of worms

References[change | change source]

  1. Nandor Fodor, Frank Gaynor, "Freud: Dictionary of Psychoanalysis", 2004: ISBN 0-7607-5301-6 (initial publ. 1950), article "Zoophobia, infantile", pp. 205-206