Phobias Name Definition: Dermatopathophobia
What is the phobia, Dermatopathophobia the fear of?
Dermatopathophobia is the fear of skin diseases.
What is dermatopathophobia commonly known as?
Dermatopathophobia is also known as the following:
- The fear of skin diseases
- The phobia of skin diseases
- The fear of skin conditions
- The phobia of skin conditions
- The fear of skin problems
- The phobia of skin problems
What Causes Dermatopathophobia?
Dermatopathophobia comes from an unconscious 'overprotection' mechanism.
Dermatopathophobia is usually caused by the mind over-protecting us from something that it believes at some level may be a genuine danger to us, believing that skin diseases presents an actual threat.
Dermatopathophobia is often caused by the 'thoughts' that a person has about things. These thoughts can quickly get caught up in a 'spiral', and when this happens it can bring about a lot of anxiety and stress for the person.
Can Dermatopathophobia Be Treated?
Yes, dermatopathophobia can be treated. Dermatopathophobia responds well to interventions such as hypnotherapy, as well as a more cognitive approach.
This can be done as either self-help, or via one-to-one help with a therapist trained in helping with phobias such as this.