"Germaphobes" + OCD
Mysophobia, or fear of germs is one among ocd's cluster of symptoms, of course, not the only one.
, and fear of contamination accompany this. This germ fear can exist by itself in what is called a "simple phobia
" which is the commonest category of specific anxieties or co-occur in ocd. Treatment can be medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, desensitization
. Causes much distres.