Aerophobia is an intense fear of flying in an aircraft such as an airplane or helicopter. It is comprised from the two Greek words “aero” (air)
Even celebrities have phobias, including selachophobia which is a fear of sharks. While Josh Henderson may portray a confident villain on TV’s “Dallas”, Henderson recently discussed his fears to Anderson Cooper and reported a long-time phobia of sharks. Henderson—an American actor and celebrity—is well-known for his TV role as Austin McCann on “Desperate
Phobias are initially divided into three types, i.e. clinical phobias, specific phobias and agoraphobia. The most common phobias occurring in human beings are the clinical ones. These clinical phobias greatly resemble to normal fears as they include the fear of speaking in public, facing an unusual insect and standing on heights etc. Information of phobias is limited as their exact root is till unknown. Although many psychologists suggest that the causes may be linked to genetic hereditary. Keeping the increasing number of phobias seen among individuals in mind, parents and the cultural society may also be responsible for phobias in the world.