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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

Moscow Stirs Fear of American Germs

LobeLog - 14 Oct 2018
“That lab is a time-bomb,” he intimated in an interview with REN TV. But the source of the latest outbreak of ex-Soviet mysophobia is a shadowy former Georgian security minister, Igor Giorgadze. In September, Giorgadze called a press conference in ...

Coming clean about germophobia

The Medium - 12 Feb 2018
Mysophobia, or germophobia as it is commonly known, is defined as a pathological and irrational fear of germs or contamination. Considering the fact that most germs are harmful, mysophobia may seem logical. However, not all germs are injurious 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 ...

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 ...

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.

Catat! Inilah 11 Drama Korea yang Tayang November 2018

IDN Times (Siaran Pers) (Blog) - 20 Oct 2018
Sambil menikmati berbagai drama Korea bertabur bintang di bulan Oktober, tentu gak ada salahnya kalau kamu mulai mencatat list KDrama yang akan tayang bulan depan. Gak mau kalah dari bulan Oktober, drama Korea di bulan November nanti juga ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

What's Your Phobia? #4: Radhika Apte enacts Mysophobia!

The Hans India - 24 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? Watch Mysophobia – the fear of unknown

Famous Germaphobes

New Hampshire Public Radio - 24 Mar 2014
We wash. We sanitize. We might wash again, just to make sure. But in the end, we will probably allow ourselves to believe that it (whatever it is – a hand, a dish, a children's toy that the dog confused for its own) is clean enough. We carry on. At ...

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 ...

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 ...

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