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Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia...

wikipedia - 09 Nov 2016
Mysophobia, also known as verminophobia, germophobia, germaphobia, bacillophobia and bacteriophobia, is a pathological fear of contamination and germs. The term was coined by Dr. William Alexander Hammond in 1879 when describing a case of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) exhibited in repeatedly washing one's hands. Mysophobia has long been related to the OCD of constantly washing one's hands. Names pertaining directly to the abnormal fear of dirt and filth includ

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The Medium - 12 Feb 2018
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New Hampshire Public Radio - 24 Mar 2014
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CNN International - 02 Mar 2011
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