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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

Tips to Be Fit: Readers want to know the darndest things

The Philadelphia Tribune - 31 Jul 2018
Readers have sent letters asking questions on various topics ranging from the healthy pizza consumption to the guilty pleasure of eating out to mysophobia, which is the fear of germs. Here is feedback in response to those inquiries. Stationary bikes ...

Stop Casually Throwing The Word 'Phobia' Around

HuffPost - 27 Jul 2018
Some of these are even on display in pop culture. Mysophobia, which is more commonly known as germaphobia, is one that is often seen in movies and TV shows. On “The Big Bang Theory,” Sheldon Cooper is a character that is portrayed as a germaphobe ...

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
Some doctors may prescribe anti-anxiety medications to help people with mysophobia cope with their fears during treatment or to enable them to function in public. Some clients also experience success with hypnotherapy, often in only two or three sessions.

Radhika Apte enacts Mysophobia

Times of India - 25 Apr 2016
As the old adage say, 'Cleanliness is next to Godliness', but what if it becomes an obsession (Mysophobia ' the fear of germs) ' does the devil take over? The makers of 'Phobia,' Eros International and Viki Rajani, have come up with an edgy, quirky and ...

9 Drama Terbaru Adaptasi Webtoon, Wajib Nonton Nih!

IDN Times (Siaran Pers) (Blog) - 15 Aug 2018
Webtoon atau komik digital tak dipungkiri lagi popularitasnya. Di Indonesia sendiri banyak penggemar webtoon dari segala usia, karena webtoon bisa dinikmati dimanapu dan kapanpun melalui smartphone kita. Penggemar menggilai webtoon karena alur ...

Natick High School Students Earn High Honors, Honors - 14 Feb 2018
NATICK, MA—The following earned high honors or honors for term two at Natick High School. Both lists are below. HIGH HONORS: Andersen, Spencer 09 High Honors. Arthur, Emily 09 High Honors. Asgharzadeh, Alexa 09 High Honors ...

This Is Your Biggest Phobia, According To Your Zodiac Sign

Elite Daily - 13 Jun 2018
What's your biggest fear? Truth is, it doesn't matter how old you are, or where you were brought up, everyone is afraid of something. We all have a weakness, therefore, before excluding yourself from this, I will reveal your biggest phobia, according ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

JTBC Planning To Air New Drama In 2018 Based On Popular Webtoon

soompi - 21 Oct 2017
The webtoon is about Jang Sun Kyul, who has wealth and good looks but suffers from severe mysophobia and is obsessed with cleaning. (He also owns a cleaning company.) When he meets a carefree and untidy girl named Gil Oh Sol, they fall in love and ...

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 ...

845 Life: Brain tumor teaches retired teacher about life

Times Herald-Record - 11 Mar 2018
Years earlier, Schliff had been diagnosed with mysophobia - the pathological fear of germs. Doctors put her on medications to combat the illness, but it only got worse. “I had unbearable headaches, which was blamed on the medications,” she says. “In ...

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