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Phalacrophobia – Fear of going bald

Phalacrophobia is the fear of changing into bald. The origin of the phrase Phalacrosis is Greek (meaning baldness) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). The opposite of Phalacrophobia could be Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, Chaetophobia, which all mean the concern of hair.

Causes of Phalacrophobia

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a mix of exterior events (i.e. traumatic events) and inside predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias may be traced back to a selected triggering event, often a traumatic expertise at an early age. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry mix with life-experiences to play a serious role in the development of phobias.

Symptoms of Phalacrophobia

The symptoms typically include excessive anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic resembling shortness of breath, speedy breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, extreme sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate phrases or sentences, dry mouth and shaking.