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How to get out of phobias of germs and uncleanliness. Please help!

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Please ask your

parents to get you help for this.
A clinical psychologist may be a good place to start. Take care.

In brief: Please ask your

parents to get you help for this.
A clinical psychologist may be a good place to start. Take care.
Thank
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fear vs Phobia

A germ is a microorganism that may/may not transmit disease.
A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a thing, activity or situation that instills a powerful desire to avoid it Germ phobias tend to interfere significantly w/ daily functioning. Exposure IS actually the best idea...living w/germs as most people do. Exposure therapy wouldn't involve risks considered dangerous by most people!

In brief: Fear vs Phobia

A germ is a microorganism that may/may not transmit disease.
A phobia is a persistent, irrational fear of a thing, activity or situation that instills a powerful desire to avoid it Germ phobias tend to interfere significantly w/ daily functioning. Exposure IS actually the best idea...living w/germs as most people do. Exposure therapy wouldn't involve risks considered dangerous by most people!
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