It’s all a big circle

Last night in Sociology we started talking about Mental Disorders. I’m not sure why, since they don’t really apply directly to Sociology, but I didn’t really care because I find MEntal Disorders totally fascinating. We covered a few Thought Disorders (schizophrenia and schizosomethingelse), the big Mood Disorders (Depression, Bi-Polar, etc) and discussed Phobias & Anxiety Disorders. I was going to show off my knowledge of obscure phobias since I researched a few for a paper in highschool – but all I could remember was Triscadecaphobia (fear of the number 13) and Meusaphobia (fear of pregnancy). I used to know the “fear of being eaten alive by sharks” and the “fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth” but I couldn’t remember them.

Obligatory compulsive google search for phobias:

ALLODOXAPHOBIA – fear of opinions
ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA – fear of having peanut butter stick to the roof of your mouth
DEXTROPHOBIA – fear of objects at the right side of the body
GENIOPHOBIA – fear of chins
GENUPHOBIA – fear of knees
GRAPHOPHOBIA – fear of handwriting
ITHYPHALLOPHOBIA – fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis
IDEOPHOBIA – fear of ideas
KOINONIPHOBIA – fear of rooms
LACHANOPHOBIA – fear of vegetables
LEVOPHOBIA – fear of things at the left side of the body
LINONOPHOBIA – fear of string
LOGOPHOBIA – fear of words
MACROPHOBIA – fear of long waits
MNEMOPHOBIA – fear of memories
ONOMATOPHOBIA – fear of names
NOSTOPHOBIA – fear of returning home
OCTOPHOBIA – fear of the figure 8
OPTOPHOBIA – fear of opening one’s eyes
PAPYROPHOBIA – fear of paper
PANOPHOBIA – fear of everything
PHRONEMOPHOBIA – fear of thinking
PHOBOPHOBIA – fear of phobias
SELENOPHOBIA – fear of the moon
SIDEROPHOBIA – fear of stars
VESTIPHOBIA – fear of clothing
WALLOONPHOBIA – fear of the Walloons

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Anyway, I can’t wait until we get to Personality Disorders. I have many questions.