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Phobia of illness... (name of)

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wangle99 Fri 03-Jun-05 20:45:32

If someone had a phobia of illness ie if they get a sore throat therefore it must be throat cancer etc what would you call that?

Trying to look up information on the internet but not sure of the name of it.

Thanks

Tipex Fri 03-Jun-05 20:46:39

hypochondria? not really a true phobia tho i suppose

Janh Fri 03-Jun-05 20:47:47

Looks like severe hypochondria?

Janh Fri 03-Jun-05 20:50:43

Or hypochondriasis?

wangle99 Fri 03-Jun-05 20:55:45

I did wonder if it was a form of hypochondria but as this person usually does have something wrong with wasn't sure if that was the correct term.

I'll have a google to see what I can find out!

Thanks

mytwopenceworth Sat 04-Jun-05 14:05:59

try www.phobialist.com
they've got everything!!

sorry about this btw but guess what this is:-

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia







Fear of long words.

mytwopenceworth Sat 04-Jun-05 14:10:21

found it -
Nosophobia fear of becoming ill
Necrophobia and Thanatophobia fear of death
Panthophobia fear of disease

lillies Sat 04-Jun-05 14:24:35

lol, fear of long words is an unbelievably long word.

Do you think the person who thought of the name was trying to take the p*ss?

wangle99 Sat 04-Jun-05 21:03:11

Thank you ever so much.

Am off to google it all now!

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