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What is the name of a phobia for a fear of public or dirty bathrooms

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Gross
72 years experience Anesthesiology
Phobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of public places, parauresis is inability to urinate or use the bathroom, germaphobia can cause fear of a dirty place like a pub ... Read More
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Dr. Chan Hwang
26 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Lutropublicaphobia.: Lutropublicaphobia is the fear of public restrooms.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Fear of public: Paruresis.

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
See your doctor: It is unclear if this is related to your hemorrhoids, or if you are bleeding from elsewhere in your colon or GI tract. Your anxiety is definitely aff ... Read More
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
41 years experience Psychiatry
Treat anxiety: From the tone of your question, you are not so much concerned about your hemorrhoids, as they were removed years ago. You are fearful and phobic abou ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latisha Smith
37 years experience Wound care
: Fear is felt to be a normal protective mechanism. Fear is what causes us to walk slowly to keep from stumbling when it is too dark to see. A phobia is ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Levenson
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fears: Fears are rational and may be based on exposure to real events, while phobias are irrational. Both can be helped with cognitive behavioral methods.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Spoiling the fun 4U?: We all have fears. There actually are things ; activities out there that are generally dangerous (e.g., radioactivity, poisons, walking across a highw ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally bri ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Exposure therapy: While I have not heard of the term "fear elimination" therapy, it sounds like a form of exposure therapy, which remains the primary treatment for phob ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Exposure therapy: I have not heard of the term "fear elimination" therapy but it sounds like another term for exposure therapy. Exposure therapy involves being slowly e ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
CBT: Consider seeing a doctoral level clinical psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy. A hypnotherapist is another option.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Cbt and desensitazat: Although the two are similiar, irrational fears and phobias do differ. Irrarional fears are thoughts that may cause you to worry about a situation or ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Heights, Small Rooms: Probably two of the most common fears are related to a fear of heights (acrophobia) and a fear of small or closed in spaces (claustrophobia). Another ... Read More

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