Most of us are casually aware of the fact that people with a morbid fear of strangers or foreigners are suffering from XENOPHOBIA. Similarly, those with an abnormal aversion to large, open places are the victims of AGORAPHOBIA, while others who dread enclosed spaces are displaying CLAUSTROPHOBIA, and sitll others with an exaggerated fear of high places have contracted ACROPHOBIA.
Borgmann, Dmitri A.
"A Flurry of Phobias,"
Word Ways: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol6/iss3/5