Of course there is a name for this fear-of water. But did you know that there are at least 8 phobias associated with water? If you or someone you know has an irrational fear of water this list may very well enhance your understanding of water phobias.
8 Phobias Associated with Water:
Ablutophobia – The fear of bathing or washing
Gephydrophobia – The fear of crossing bridges
Hydrophobia – The fear of water (and rabies)
Hygrophobia – The fear of liquids, dampness, moisture
Limnophobia – The fear of lakes
Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia – The fear of rain or of being rained on
Potamophobia – The fear of running water or of rivers
Thalassophobia – The fear of the sea
Please note: To live with a phobia is to live with something which you may feel you have no control over. Please know there is help for you or someone you love who is dealing with a phobia of any kind. Seek the help of a health professional and learn to live phobia-free today. Good luck to you, readers and friends.
My Life Experience
The Phobia List – Special Thanks to Fredd Culbertson who has spent an extraordinary amount of time and effort compiling his fabulous phobia list.
One last note: Please know that while this author has limited formal training in dealing with phobias, her experience in the power of positive thinking and her wish to help people succeed in life fuels her need to share this information with you. Thank you.