How fear works & other amazing facts

Even though the topic of phobias is often seen as negative and bad, there are some amazing facts to be found in the field. For instance, did you know that there are 530 officially recognized phobias and that over 19 million adult American males and females have some form of phobia?

According to Livesciencephobias in general occur twice as often with women than with men. Furthermore, almost 25% of the entire world population has some form of Aerophobia (fear of flyingwhile 5-7% has a severe form of Claustrophobia (fear of being trapped in small confined spaces).

The infographics below will show you more amazing facts and figures concerning the concept of fear and phobias in general. Many thanks to Ross Toro and Ellie Koning for designing these amazing infographics.