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Mysophobia

Mysophobia is excessive fear of contamination due to dirt and germs. This is characterized by behaviors such as excessive washing of hands and avoiding social contact with groups for fear of catching an infection that is life-threatening. Such a person is likely to make excessive use of sanitizers and the like. Mysophobia is an extension of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). A mysophobe might need cognitive behavior therapy to improve quality of life.

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