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Welcome to my site for Oikophobia. In hopes of trying to provide some helpful information, I have searched the Internet looking for information on Oikophobia (home fear, house fear, houses fear, being in a house fear, household items fear, home surroundings fear, home phobia, house phobia, houses phobia, being in a house phobia, household items phobia, home surrounding phobia, fear of homes, fear of houses, fear of being in a house, fear of being in someone's house, fear of being in someone's home, fear of home surroundings, fear of household items, fear of certain items in a house, fear of certain items in a home, phobia of homes, phobia of houses, phobia of being in a house, phobia of being in someone's house, phobia of being in someones home, phobia of home surroundings, phobia of household items, phobia of certain items in a house, phobia of certain items in a home, Domatophobia, Ecophobia, Eicophobia, Oecophobia, Oikiophobia). 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 Oikophobia?

Oikophobia is the fear of of houses, being in a house, home surroundings and certain items in a house. The types of items people fear in a house vary, but can be such things as bedrooms, bathrooms, appliances, electrical items, etc. The origin of the word oiko is Greek (meaning house) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Oikophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Oikophobia is a form of Claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces). Oikophobia is also called Ecophobia or Eicophobia or Oecophobia or Oikiophobia. Oikophobia is also related to Domatophobia (fear of houses or being in a house) and Nostophobia (fear of returning home)..

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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