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Mysophobia

Other Name(s): Misophobia Or Germophobia Or Bacteriophobia Or Verminophobia Or Germaphobia Or Bacillophobia.
Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by William A. Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one’s hands. Mysophobia has long been related to compulsive hand washing. Names pertaining directly to the abnormal fear of dirt and filth include molysmophobia or molysomophobia, rhypophobia, and rupophobia, whereas the terms bacillophobia and bacteriophobia specifically refer to the fear of bacteria and microbes in general.

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Phobia word comes from the Greek word ‘Phobos’, meaning fear or dread. Phobia is beyond normal fear that could be triggered by a particular object, animal, place, or situation. The source of the fear poses no real danger, but the person is swept over, sometimes by extreme fear. People with specific phobias do it all…


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