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A number of phobias that are relevant to the pandemic situation

posted Dec 16, 2020, 10:45 AM by Dr. Curtis Cripe
Dr. Curtis Cripe believes that the pandemic can be often viewed for the coronavirus scare in isolation. However, there is really a lot going on at the periphery. This blog is about the different types of phobia that are circling about in this whole pandemic.

1. Nosophobia
Nosophobia is defined as the fear of a disease. It may sound obvious to the situation today, but before this pandemic, nosophobia was often associated with students or researchers who spend a great deal of time reading about specific diseases. Most of us are certainly not researchers, but with all the information that we have been absorbing from the news and social media in the past several months, it’s quite easy for nosophobia to catch on, says Dr. Curtis Cripe.

2. Autophobia
Also known as monophobia, this fear is defined as the fear of being alone. Today’s pandemic requires social distancing and isolation. However, not all of us are having it easy. There may be people out there who are working elsewhere, far away from their families and most of the people they know, and because of the lockdown, they are now moving in a limited space. It’s worth noting that people who have autophobia live in fear of burglars, strangers, or unexplained noises.

3. Claustrophobia
One might think that the pandemic favors people with claustrophobia, which is described as a fear of tight and crowded spaces. With the lockdown, it’s fair to suppose that things are quite bare and uneventful on the outside, shares Dr. Curtis Cripe. The problem is, people are locked in, and lockdown life has been a nightmare for claustrophobics who reside in condominiums and communal living spaces. Somehow the lockdown has forced them to see more of their neighbors, and perhaps they find themselves choosing to take the stairs more than the elevator.

Dr. Curtis Cripe is a neuroengineer with a diverse multidisciplinary background that includes software development, bioengineering, addiction recovery, psychophysiology, psychology, brain injury, and child neurodevelopment. He founded the Crossroads Institute, and now heads the research and development teams as developer of Cognitive Repair for Brain Disorders technology. For more on his work, please visit this page.