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Fear of Veins: Venephobia

Fear of Veins: Venephobia

The impact of a phobia can range from annoying to severely disabling. People with phobias often realize their fear is irrational, but they’re unable to do anything about it. Such fears can interfere with work, school, and personal relationships. Genetic and environmental factors can cause phobias. Children who have a close relative with an anxiety disorder are …

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The fear of Tumbleweeds: Grasartophobia

The fear of Tumbleweeds: Grasartophobia

Grasartophobia is the fear of tumbleweeds.  Tumbleweed is a structural part of the above-ground anatomy of a number of species of plants. It is a diaspore that once it is mature and dry, detaches from its root or stem and rolls due to the force of the wind. In most such species, the tumbleweed is in effect the entire plant apart from the root system, but in …

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