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[9 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Most people with phobias are scared or fear one particular thing but there are some people who are scared of a lot of things and this is called polyphobia.
Polyphobia could have been initiated by fear of a particular thing which led one to fear things associated with the thing that they fear the most. For instance, one fears having fever or pyrexiophobia, this can lead to fear of getting sick or fear of having disease, fear of needles, fear of drugs, fear of doctors, fear of hospitals, fear of …

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We see progress in our surroundings every day, and progress is what we aim for in our lives. But there are some people who fear progress and this fear is called prosophobia and this fear is usually related with the fear of change or new things.
People who are scared of progress are those who are usually scared of the unknown. People might have been conditioned by their religious beliefs that change is something that can disrupt their normally peaceful life and they would prefer a laid back and …

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There are two common type of lice that affects humans, body lice or pediculosis caused by Pediculosis hominis, and pubic lice or Phthirus pubis. Phthiriophobia is defined as the fear of lice and this fear is not entirely irrational.
Body lice, may it be lice on the head, body, or pubic area is completely annoying and they may be difficult to treat. For those how had been infested with these creatures, they have experienced unbearable scratching and excoriations that they found difficult to treat and was extremely humiliating and …

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For people who were born in the time of Looney Tunes, Porky Pig would be the best example of stuttering and for people who stutter, this can be frustrating.
Stuttering is a speech disorder wherein sounds, syllables or words are repeated or prolonged and this disrupts the normal flow of speech. This affects a person’s quality of life because people find it difficult to communicate with others and people might have also a hard time understanding people who stutter or might find it …

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Kids usually loves to be tickled, especially if it is a form of affection by their parents or siblings. Tickling makes one laugh and when they laugh, their happy hormones or endorphins are released thus they learn to love being tickled. But there are people who absolutely hate being tickled, especially if they were tickled by feathers and this is called pteronophobia.
Persons with this fear might have experienced being tied down or pinned by a bully and tickled until he or she felt out of …

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Puppets are part of our childhood. They have been tools to entertain and educate young kids and they are considered by many to be fun and entertaining. Pupaphobia is a term used to define people with the fear of puppets and this can be brought about by the fear of hard, handpainted faces of puppets, especially those made in the past and they feel that these smiling faces of the wooden figures are watching them or that anytime they might come to life.
Others …

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Fever is usually a sign of an infection, be it viral or bacterial and almost all of us had experienced having fever in our entire lifetime. Although it is unpleasant, fevers usually resolve with over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen, or even without medications. But pyrexiophobics have an exaggerated phobic or anxiety response to fever which may be caused by several things.
One might have gotten a really bad infection in the past that caused spiking fevers and long hospital stays and the experience could have been …

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Rectophobia, or proctophobia is the fear of the rectum or rectal disease. This fear is fairly common especially in persons who have had a personal experience of having any of these rectal disease.
Most commonly, people with this phobia have experienced hemorrhoids for instance and thus they had painful and excruciating bowel movements thus causing them to fear rectal disease. Others might have family members of friends who was diagnosed to have rectal cancer and had to go through anal resection with colostomy and thus they subsequently believe that any changes …

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Rectophobia, or proctophobia is the fear of the rectum or rectal disease. This fear is fairly common especially in persons who have had a personal experience of having any of these rectal disease.
Most commonly, people with this phobia have experienced hemorrhoids for instance and thus they had painful and excruciating bowel movements thus causing them to fear rectal disease. Others might have family members of friends who was diagnosed to have rectal cancer and had to go through anal resection with colostomy and thus they subsequently believe that …

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Rhabdo is a latin word meaning rod and fear of a rod or rhabdophobia can mean one of three things.
First this could mean fear of being severely punished. This image of being punished could be due to stories in the past of people being hit repeatedly by a cane or stick as punishment or some that were even “caned-to-death”. This gruesome image could have cause rhabdophobia in some persons.
Another meaning of rhabdophobia is the fear of being criticized. People may sometimes find criticism as something …