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[9 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Being labelled as insane or crazy carries an awful stigma in our society. People who are known to be crazy are often feared by others and were cast out from society. They were also locked up in mental institutions and historically were subject to very harsh treatments such as electric shock therapy, or some even water immersion therapy and light-deprivation therapy.
People who fear the mind and insanity are called psychophobes and is otherwise known as dementophobes and their fear is not entirely irrational because we all fear being crazy. People …

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[9 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Being labelled as insane or crazy carries an awful stigma in our society. People who are known to be crazy are often feared by others and were cast out from society. They were also locked up in mental institutions and historically were subject to very harsh treatments such as electric shock therapy, or some even water immersion therapy and light-deprivation therapy.
People who fear insanity are called dementophobes and their fear is not entirely irrational because we all fear being crazy. People with this phobia might have seen …

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[4 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

The fear of becoming insane is known as Maniaphobia. This fear may hinder a person’s improvement in life. In history, it has been an appalling stigma to be called insane. It has also led to cruel treatment of those who are afflicted with mental illness such as schizophrenia or depression. For this reason, some people have a great fear of being insane. If there are incidences of mental illness in a family history, this phobia may be more likely to occur. Mental illness often has a genetic component.
One of the …

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[18 May 2010 | No Comment | ]

Agateophobia is also known in various names such as maniaphobia, fear of insanity, dementophobia, fear of becoming insane, fear to be alienated and feared madness, and this problem can severely affect the quality of the patient’s life. Agateophobia is usually defined as a persistent, unwarranted, and abnormal fear of insanity or fear of becoming insane.
This phobia often cause panic attacks and keep people away from their family and business associates. This condition manifests itself in various ways, although most patients experience it most of the time while others are just …