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

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Gross
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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 public restroom, but in general it would be classified as an agoraphobia.

In brief: 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 public restroom, but in general it would be classified as an agoraphobia.
Dr. Andrew Gross
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Dr. Howard Gurr
Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Fear of public

Paruresis.

In brief: Fear of public

Paruresis.
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Dr. Chan Hwang
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Lutropublicaphobia.

Lutropublicaphobia is the fear of public restrooms.

In brief: Lutropublicaphobia.

Lutropublicaphobia is the fear of public restrooms.
Dr. Chan Hwang
Dr. Chan Hwang
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