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Leukophobia- Fear of the color white

The color white represents for most people purity, peace, cleanliness and may be associated with many things around us like the clouds in the sky, snow, a bride about to march down the aisle in and elegant white gown, or even just a clean piece of white paper. This color represents neutrality but there are some people who have an irrational fear of this color and this fear is called Leukophobia.

Most people with this phobia may have had a bad experience with snow such as a snowboarding accident, or getting your car covered with snow thus they associate this bad experience with anything that is colored white. Some women may fear getting married thus they dislike the color white because it reminds them of the picture of a bride.

People with this phobia usually have an obsessive personality and they are obsessed with their dislike of the color white, even if they know that this is senseless and baseless. Some may just hate this color for no reason at all.

Those with this phobia will wear colorful clothes, and live in a colorful house. They will try to avoid wearing white or being in white buildings. Symptoms of this phobia include symptoms of anxiety such as palpitations, tremors, restlessness, and feeling of being enclosed or trapped when inside a white room for instance.

Treatment includes behavioral therapy wherein one is taught not to fear the color white and address the root cause of the problem.