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Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by Dr. William Alexander Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands. Mysophobia has long been related to the OCD of constantly washing one's hands. Names pertaining directly to the abnormal fear of dirt and filth includ

THIS NORMAL LIFE: Famous germophobes

Andover Caller - 08 Jun 2018
I recently joined some dubious celebrity company. Among my companions are Michael Jackson, Howard Hughes, Cameron Diaz and Donald Trump. What do we have in common? We all suffer from mysophobia. Be the first to know –. That's an irrational fear ...

[제이정's 이슈 영어 회화] Mysophobia (결벽증)

아주경제 - 27 May 2018
[제이정's 이슈 영어 회화] Mysophobia (결벽증) Katie: I'm telling you my boss has mysophobia. Jihoon: Why? Katie: He asks me to clean the office like 10 times a day. It's driving me nuts. Jihoon: I'm sorry to hear that buddy. Katie: 우리 직장상사 ...

Fear of germs comes out in wash

SowetanLIVE - 06 Nov 2017
Occupational therapist Bontle Mahupela says: "The technical medical term for germaphobia is actually mysophobia, which is the irrational fear of germs. Most people may be puzzled by the contradiction of the use of the word 'irrational' when it comes to ...

Mysophobia: the Fear of Germs (blog) - 20 Oct 2015
Even actor and television host Howie Mandel concedes he has been unable to shake the grip of mysophobia—the technical term for fear of germs. Phobias are differentiated from general fears by degree. A person who is concerned about germs might wash ...

Germaphobia: Good Hygiene Gone Bad

Everyday Health (blog) - 16 Jun 2015
Avoiding situations that could spread germs or get you sick sounds like a wise thing to do. But that sensible concern sometimes develops into an unhealthy phobia. “The easiest way to think of this is to think of people on a spectrum,” says Simon Rego ...

The 5 Phobias That Affect Relationships - 15 Feb 2018
Mysophobia – The fear of germs. It is also rightly termed as Germophobia or Bacterophobia. ​People with Mysophobia are often seen washing their hands after touching anything beyond themselves, or obsessively washing food, cleaning surfaces etc.

Trump on Allegations: I'm a 'Germaphobe'

U.S. News & World Report - 11 Jan 2017
The fear of germs is often referred to as mysophobia, though fear of a specific thing is called a "specific phobia," according to according to "Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to the DSM-5" published by the American Psychiatric Association ...

Twin Sisters With Severe OCD Die In Apparent Suicide Pact

LADbible - 05 Apr 2018
Two twins in Colorado, US, who suffered from severe OCD - characterised by germaphobia - throughout their lives have died in an apparent suicide pact. 33-year-old sisters Sara and Amanda Eldritch had suffered from germaphobia (sometimes known as ...

My Fear of Being Touched Is Ruining My Life

VICE - 05 Jul 2017
Whether it's by strangers, close friends, or even a romantic partner, people with haphephobia find touching extremely uncomfortable and in some cases unbearable. It's usually not about a fear of germs or contamination—known as mysophobia—but rather ...

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