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[5 Jan 2010 | No Comment | ]
Aquaphobia – Fear of water

Aquaphobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of water.[1] Aquaphobia is a specific phobia that involves a level of fear that is beyond the patient’s control or that may interfere with daily life.[2] People suffer aquaphobia in many ways and may experience it even though they realize the water in an ocean, a river, or even a bathtub poses no imminent threat. They may avoid such activities as boating and swimming, or they may avoid swimming in the deep ocean despite having mastered basic swimming skills.[3] This anxiety commonly extends …

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[4 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Alliumphobia – Fear of garlic

Alliumphobia, quite possibly the strangest word I’ve heard in quite sometime (no this isn’t a Dr. Seuss rhyme). But, what’s even stranger is what it means. Alliumphobia is the extraordinary fear of garlic. I can’t say I’ve actually met anyone suffering from alliumphobia yet, but I would
definitely not take them out for Italian if I did. I’m not even sure how I heard about it, I was simply browsing the internet and somehow found my way to a person complaining they had a very eccentric reaction whenever they saw or …