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unsigned query[edit]

Anyone know the name of fears of specific food items? I've met people afraid of mustard, ketchup and milk. I've been trying to find the name of that, if there is one.

I couldn't find anything specifically for mustard, ketchup or milk (though I'm guessing the latter one is lactophobia). Here are some related ones:

Lachanophobia - Fear of vegetables.safas Barleyphobia - Fear of barley. Bananaphobia - Fear of bananas. Geumaphobia, Geumophobia - Fear of taste. Mageirocophobia - Fear of cooking. Mycophobia - Fear or aversion to mushrooms.sgsdgsd buttphobia- fear of pinaples — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:56, 23 October 2011 (UTC) sdfsd


adj & n, abnormal fear of ketchup.haha Etymology from Australian rhyming slang "dead horse" for red sauce, aka ketchup.

Specific to ketchup, does not include other condiments such as mustard or salsa.


Can we add "Bambakomallophobia" to the list, it's a real phobia, it's the phobia of Cotton Wool. YES it's real. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:38, 23 May 2008 (UTC) just met someone with this phobia , in the fom of cotton wool rolls or balls , not q tips oropen flattened wool — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:15, 11 March 2012 (UTC)

Some phobias are not phobias at all[edit]

Just because a word ends with "phobia" does not make it one. go fuck your self Xenophobia is a sociological phenomenon, not a psychological one. It is not really fear of strangers, bot rather hatred of strangers. AngloPhobia falls under the same category, as do Anti-Italianism and Anti-Christian prejudice... They should be deferred to some other category (prejudice category, maybe?).

I Agree. Ageism is not a phobia. That is the most rediculous thing I've ever seen on Wikipedia. DEEZ NUTS

Name of a phobia I have?[edit]

One of my fears, and I mean my greatest, horrid, fear, and this may sound strange, is total silence. The sound of crickets or the wind will calm me. But when there is no noise whatsoever to speak of, it scares the living shit out of me. I typically sleep with the TV on or a fan running at a very high level to avoid total silence. I know one of the phobias is eversion of noise, but I have the opposite, so what is it called?

ANSWER: Sedatephobia

Proposal to prune non-anxiety disorders from the category.[edit]

I have created Category:Sexual and gender prejudices, and have already added the -phobias appropriate to that category (to wit: homophobia, heterophobia, biphobia, transphobia) to that category.

I propose to remove them from this category, as the supercategory Category:Anxiety disorders does not appear to embrace them (that is, they do not refer to anxiety disorders) and they are not phobias in the mental-health sense. Can I have a consensus on this issue? --7Kim 14:38, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree with your proposal. I don't think the sexual and gender phobias mentioned above are listed in any professional diagnostic manual as a mental disorder, or considered a mental illness or mental disorder by any mental health profession. –Mattisse (Talk) 17:48, 23 May 2008 (UTC)