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Breaker
07-29-2006, 07:25 PM
Ok so someone sent me this page telling of all the names of phobias and I think it's just about the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. I mean some things could be believable like fear of darkness or something but fear of foreign languages?? Peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth? WTF who came up with all of these things?!?

http://phobialist.com/#A-

El Diablo
07-29-2006, 07:39 PM
As a card-carrying member of the American Psychiatric Association, I can attest that none of these is a sanctionned recognized diagnostic term (the APA refers merely to a "simple phobia" which can then be described).

Breaker
07-29-2006, 07:53 PM
Thank you I thought these made absolutely no sense good to know from someone who specializes in a part of the field :) .

Viper
07-29-2006, 07:57 PM
As a card-carrying member of the American Psychiatric Association, I can attest that none of these is a sanctionned recognized diagnostic term (the APA refers merely to a "simple phobia" which can then be described).


Would you by any chance know what the fear of mirrors or reflective objects is called <_<

wyutani
07-29-2006, 08:02 PM
Would you by any chance know what the fear of mirrors or reflective objects is called <_<

vampire?:confused:

Viper
07-29-2006, 08:06 PM
vampire?:confused:


XD

tarheels2323
07-29-2006, 08:10 PM
Anyone know what the fear of losing is called? I looked and the closest I could find was Medomalacuphobia (look it up, it's not quite what I was looking for).

Breaker
07-29-2006, 08:23 PM
vampire?:confused:

:lol:

diegaa
07-30-2006, 05:54 AM
vampire?:confused:

good one yutani! :lol:

Return_Ace
07-30-2006, 06:52 AM
Would you by any chance know what the fear of mirrors or reflective objects is called <_<

fear of being ugly ?

zhan
07-30-2006, 07:47 AM
fear of being ugly ?
Cacophobia!?

hgb765
07-30-2006, 07:54 AM
hahahahah i remember that list...
good timessss

Roy
08-01-2006, 01:36 AM
hey, where's wife phobia !?

vive le beau jeu !
08-01-2006, 03:54 AM
hey, where's wife phobia !?
and what about nadalophobia ?! :shock:
(also called topspinmonkeyphobia)

Return_Ace
08-01-2006, 04:02 AM
Cacophobia!?

that's more of things being ugly isn't it ?

i don't know, i was referring to the fear of reflective surfaces thing

Rincon
08-01-2006, 08:14 AM
Coprophobia- Fear of feces

WTF?

Return_Ace
08-01-2006, 08:16 AM
so they like.. don't take a dump ?

Tennis_baller
08-01-2006, 08:41 AM
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words.

they're quite the jokesters