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Some phobias, manias, syndromes, disorders

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jesspy

Triskaidekaphobia: fear of the number 13

Adolf Hitler was triskaidekaphobic. A specific fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskavedekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia. Tetraphobia is the fear of the number 4 in China, Japan, and Korea.

Bigorexia: working out too much

Bigorexia or Muscle dysmorphia is a disorder in which an individual becomes obsessed that they are not muscular enough. Sometimes referred to as bigorexia or reverse anorexia nervosa, it is a very specific case of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

Muscle dysmorphia can cause individuals to:

- Constantly check themselves in a mirror

- Become distressed if a gym session is missed

- Take potentially dangerous drugs (e.g. anabolic steroids)

- Neglecting jobs/relationships/family due to exercising

Bibliomania: collecting too many books

Bibliomania is an obsessive-compulsive disorder involving the collecting of books to the point where social relations or health are damaged. The purchase of multiple copies of the same book and edition and the accumulation of books beyond possible capacity of use or enjoyment are frequent symptoms of bibliomania.

Exploding head syndrome: a loud noise in the head

It causes the sufferer to occasionally experience a tremendously loud noise as if from within his or her own head, usually described as an explosion or a roar. This usually occurs within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not the result of a dream.

Trichotillomania: urge to pull out scalp hair

Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder characterised by the repeated urge to pull out scalp hair, eyelashes, beard hair, nose hair, pubic hair, eyebrows or other body hair. It may be distantly related to obsessive-compulsive disorder, with which it shares both similarities and differences.

Androphobia: fear of men

Androphobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of men. Sufferers of this disorder experience anxiety even though they realize they may face no real threat. Androphobia is one of infinite possible phobias, and as such can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age.

Dr. Strangelove syndrome: hands with a life of its own

Alien hand syndrome (or Dr. Strangelove syndrome) is a neurological disorder in which one of the sufferer's hands seems to take on a life of its own.

Sometimes the sufferer will not be aware of what the hand is doing until it is brought to his or her attention. Alien hands can perform complex acts such as undoing buttons or removing clothing.

Foreign accent syndrome: speaking your language with an accent

The syndrome causes people to speak their native language as if they had a foreign accent; for example, an American native speaker might speak with a French-sounding accent. It usually follows a severe brain injury, such as a stroke.

Capgras' syndrome: believing there's an impostor in the family

The Capgras delusion or Capgras' syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a close family member or spouse, has been replaced by an identical looking imposter

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Does any one know anymore?

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Samael

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia, the fear the fear of long words. Lipotrichogymnoxenophobia, the fear of fat, hairy, naked strangers.

Edited by Mister E.

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coldethyl

I had no idea that alien hand syndrome was also called Dr. Strangelove syndrome. That's weird. :unsure:

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Only Happy When It Rains

Coulrophobia: Fear of clowns

Dextrophobia: Fear of objects at the right side of the body

Papaphobia: Fear of the Pope

Octophobia: Fear of the figure 8

There's more phobias here: Phobia Guide

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ex infernis

aibohphobia-fear of palendromes, ironic because it self is a palendrome

Alien hands can perform complex acts such as undoing buttons or removing clothing.

:w00t:

Edited by pyrokinetic_1

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Kaikou

I remember watchin a program about alien hand syndrome and the person that had the syndrome couldn't stop opening doors everytime she walked past a door handle her hand would just grab it.

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Jok3r

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliaphobia, the fear the fear of long words. Lipotrichogymnoxenophobia, the fear of fat, hairy, naked strangers.

Are you serious? Are you making a joke, because for some reason I have never heard of these two phobias. Pretty funny though. :D

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Samael

Are you serious? Are you making a joke, because for some reason I have never heard of these two phobias. Pretty funny though. :D

Welll...follow this link for the first one. The second one, I put it together from Greek root words that I found in a book, but if we found someone who's scared of fat, naked, hairy strangers it would be a valid phobia.

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Loonboy

Capgras' syndrome: believing there's an impostor in the family

The Capgras delusion or Capgras' syndrome is a rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that an acquaintance, usually a close family member or spouse, has been replaced by an identical looking imposter

Hmmm. Sounds like a great sci-fi film that's been remade a couple of times... with pods.

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clockworkgirl21

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Cnidophobia- Fear of string

Panophobia- Fear of everything

Coprophobia- Fear of feces.

Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis

Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.

My favorites...

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blak~fox

Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)

Apiphobia- Fear of bees.

Automysophobia- Fear of being dirty.

Peladophobia- Fear of bald people

Gerontophobia- Fear of old people

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ShadowDancer

Lipotrichogymnoxenophobia, the fear of fat, hairy, naked strangers.

LOL

I have that........... :rofl:

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Jok3r

LOL

I have that........... :rofl:

Lol, who doesn't? :w00t:

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Rhino

What's next?

Annoyinguserphobia?

I'm not refering to anyone.

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Lord Umbarger

Did somebody here call me? Ha-ha!

I guess that there is always someone who is afraid of anything. The human mind is a large place. There is plenty of room in there for all kinds of strange stuff. Maybe the fear of cute little bunny rabbits too!

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jesspy

Ergophobia- Fear of work

i think we all have that one

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pentacle-witch

Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers

Alektorophobia- Fear of Chickens

Heliophobia-Fear of the Sun

Lachanophobia-Fear of Vegetables

Nihilophobia-Fear of (Absolutely) Nothing

I think these happen to be the funniest phobias of all!!!

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jesspy

Telephonophobia: Fear of telephones

Tachophobia: Fear of speed.

Soceraphobia: Fear of parents-in-law.

Selaphobia: Fear of light flashes.

Scoleciphobia: Fear of worms

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Samael

Ablutophobia - fear of bathing

Acarophobia - fear of itching

Agyrophobia - fear of streets or crossing the street

Alliumphobia - fear of garlic (all vampires have this)

Amensiophobia - fear of amnesia

Anablepophobia - fear of looking up

Anemophobia - fear of wind

Apeirophobia - fear of infinity

Automysophobia - fear of being dirty

Barophobia - fear of gravity

Basiphobia - fear of walking

Bibliophobia - fear of books

Bogyphobia - fear of the Bo(o)geyman

Bromidrosiphobia - fear of B.O.

Chaetophobia - fear of hair

Chrometophobia - fear of money

Chronophobia - fear of time

Clinophobia - fear of going to bed

Coimetrophobia - fear of graveyards

Coulrophobia - fear of clowns (quite common)

Cyberphobia - fear of computers (none of us have this)

Cyclophobia - fear of bicycles

Decidophobia - fear of decision-making

Doraphobia - fear of fur

Ecophobia - fear of home

Emetophobia - fear of vomiting

Geniophobia - fear of chins ( :wacko: )

Genuphobia - fear of knees (see above smiley)

Geumaphobia - fear of taste

Gnosiophobia - fear of knowledge

Ideophobia - fear of (surprise surprise) ideas

Kleptophobia - fear of stealing

Koinoniphobia - fear of rooms

Koniophobia - fear of dust

Leukophobia - fear of the colour white

Logophobia - fear of white

Lutraphobia - fear of otters

Macrophobia - fear of long waits

Meteorophobia - work it out for yourself

Mnemophobia - fear of memories

Myrmecophobia - fear of ants

Myxophobia - fear of slimy things

Nebulaphobia - fear of fog

Nephophobia - fear of clouds

Numerophobia - fear of numbers

Ochophobia - fear of vehicles

Ombrophobia - fear of rain

Ommetaphobia - fear of eyes

Pagophobia - fear of ice or frost

Papyrophobia - fear of paper

Pedophobia - fear of children

Phagophobia - fear of eating or swallowing

Philophobia - fear of falling in love

Phobophobia - fear of fear

Phonophobia - fear of noise

Photophobia - fear of light

Plutophobia - fear of wealth

Pneumatophobia - fear of air

Pogonophobia - fear of beards

Ranidaphobia - fear of frogs

Ranidicthyophobia - fear of Frogfish (I made that one up)

Rectophobia - fear of rectums

Scatophobia - fear of poo

Selenophobia - fear of the moon

Somniphobia - fear of sleeping

Symmetrophobia - fear of symmetry

Syngenesophobia - fear of relatives

Taphephobia - fear of being buried alive

Teratophobia - fear of monsters or deformed people

Tonsurophobia - fear of haircuts

Tremophobia - fear of trembling

Uranophobia - fear of pee or peeing

Vestiphobia - fear of clothes

Wiccaphobia - fear of witches or witchcraft

Xanthophobia - fear of the colour yellow

Zelophobia - fear of jealousy

Zoophobia - fear of animals

Sorry for the length of this!

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Saint

Are you afraid of them all Mister E?

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Samael

Are you afraid of them all Mister E?

Oh, har-de-har.

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jesspy

Anemophobia - fear of wind

Rectophobia - fear of rectums

Scatophobia - fear of poo

Selenophobia - fear of the moon

they are all connected :yes:

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pentacle-witch

they are all connected :yes:

that's really funny!!!!!!! :D

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Barnacle Battlefront

Is there a Hobophobia? :ph34r:

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Samael

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia - fear of 666 (the Number of the Beast). Not pulling your leg.

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Edited by Mister E.

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