Panic Attack

Phobia Names: Why Can’t We Just Agree?

33 Comments – Posted in: Phobias

Why are there so many names for phobias? Why can't we just agree on one for each? If you have the fear of newness or novelty, you get to choose among 8 terms: Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Kainotophobia, and Neophobia. The fear of being touched has 6 names to describe it, and the [...]

Scapegoating and the Stigma of Mental Illness Part 2

5 Comments – Posted in: Opinion

You've heard all the hurtful words before — words like "psycho," "wacko," and "schizo." Then there are the offhand descriptions of someone's behavior as "OCD" or "having a panic attack." Advertisements regularly use mental illness symptoms to show how miserable life is without their products. And you've seen the jokes about mental health on television referring [...]

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