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Welcome to my site for Haphephobia. In hopes of trying to provide some helpful information, I have searched the Internet looking for information on Haphephobia (being touched fear, being touched phobia, fear of being touched, phobia of being touched, Aphephobia, Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia). Please note I am not a doctor and only provide this site for informational purposes. I hope you will find some benefit in the site. Best wishes! ~Edd~
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What is Haphephobia?

Haphephobia is the fear of being touched. People who have this fear avoid contact with people, which could relate back to sexual fears or fears they could become contaminated. People with this phobia might also have Agoraphobia (which is discussed on the home page) or Chirophobia (fear of hands). Haphephobia is considered to be a social phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Haphephobia or Haptephobia is also known as Aphephobia, Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia, and Haptephobia.

What are the causes?

It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia - phobia).

What are the symptoms?

As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking. .

Can I take medicine?

Medicine can be prescribed, but please note that these medications can have side effects and/or withdrawal systems that can be severe. It is also important to note that medicines do not cure phobias, at best they only temporarily suppress the systems. However, there are treatments for phobias, which include counseling, hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, and Neuro-Linguistic programming. Please click on the link at the top of the page called “Treatment Information” to find out more information on these types of treatments.

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Note: If you are going to do a search, some common Haphephobia search terms include Haphephobia, being touched fear, being touched phobia, fear of being touched, phobia of being touched, Aphephobia, Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia.

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