Category Archives: Phobias

I think my son has a germ phobia but no one else agrees with me.

I think my son has a germ phobia, but he, his mother, his brother, and his sisters don’t agree with me. My son washes his hands about 20 times a day, he showers for over an hour. This is just … Continue reading

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I have developed a severe germ phobia and it is taking control of my life.

I have a huge problem with germ phobia. Last year I started having this fear of everything around me. I wash my hands in panic, even if I touch my cell phone. I had dogs when I was a kid … Continue reading

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My girlfriend has a severe germ phobia. How can I help her?

I have a girlfriend that I really want to help, but don’t know how. She is afraid of everything that she thinks is dirty, even if it’s not. Not only that but she is also afraid of her own bed and she … Continue reading

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My 5-year-old daughter is afraid of using the toilet.

My 5-year-old daughter has had a stool holding problem for the last 2-3 years, we have tried everything we can think of to help her, recently I have put her on Laxaday (with my Doctor’s recommendation) to help soften her … Continue reading

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My son has a fear of pant zippers, so I have bought him pants without. Am I reinforcing his fears?

My 2-and-a-half-year-old son has been toilet trained for about a month. Since that time he has show a fear of zippers on pants. To our knowledge he has not been injured by a pant zipper but I decided to get … Continue reading

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My son is afraid of germs and avoids touching things with his hands.

My 13-year-old son is really afraid of germs. He avoids anything that might be dirty. He washes his hands if he touches anything and he uses Kleenex to touch most things. He hides it most of the time but I … Continue reading

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