Balloon phobia

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Balloon phobia or globophobia is a fear of balloons.[1] The source of fear may be the sound of balloons popping.[1]

Generally, globophobics will refuse to touch, feel, or go near a balloon for fear it will pop.[2]


  1. ^ a b Brewer, C. (5 November 2013). "Balloon phobia". BMJ. 347 (nov05 3): f6652–f6652. doi:10.1136/bmj.f6652.
  2. ^ Houlihan, D; Schwartz, C (September 1993). "The rapid treatment of a young man's balloon (noise) phobia using in vivo flooding". J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 24: 233–40. doi:10.1016/0005-7916(93)90026-s. PMID 8188847.