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哼.. 小時候我也是很怕看到紐扣. 不只紐扣, 連圓點點的花樣都會厭惡. 不過現在已經沒那麼討厭了. "患病率為七萬五千分之一". 看來台灣還有300 個同伴. 各位, 要讓我不自在就穿有一大堆紐扣的衣服就對了.

Koumpounophobia: A fear of buttons

罕見恐懼症 英女害怕鈕扣
中廣新聞網 2008/04/23 11:03

長 笛 恐 懼 症 ( Aulophobia ) — 恐 懼 長 笛
花 生 醬 恐 懼 症 ( Arachibutyrophobia ) 恐懼花生醬黏住上顎
上 床 恐 懼 症 ( Clinophobia ) — 恐 懼 上 床 睡 覺
身 體 右 方 物 件 恐 懼 症 ( Dextrophobia ) — 恐 懼 在 身 體 右 邊 的 物 件
表 達 恐 懼 症 ( Doxophobia ) — 恐 懼 表 達 意 見
長 單 字 恐 懼 症 ( Hippopotomonstrosesquippedalio-phobia ) — 恐 懼 冗 長 單 詞
訴 訟 恐 懼 症 ( Liticaphobia ) — 恐 懼 訴 訟
睜 眼 恐 懼 症 ( Optophobia ) — 恐 懼 張 開 眼 睛
配 偶 父 母 恐 懼 症 ( Soceraphobia ) — 恐 懼 配 偶 的 父 母
對 稱 恐 懼 症 ( Symmetrophobia ) — 恐 懼 對 稱


Published: 21 Apr 2008

STUDENT Gillian Linkins suffers one of the world’s most bizarre phobias – a fear of BUTTONS.

Gillian, 22, can’t even stand to be in the same room as friends and family who wear them.

She first realised her fear aged seven, when she refused to put on her school blouse.

The sight of buttons sends Gillian into panic attacks and boyfriend Nate Dorrington, 23, can only wear clothes with zips.

She said: “I’ve had the fear as long as I remember. My mum says I freaked out when it was time to get dressed.

“I have always been fearful of buttons, especially when they are grouped together.

“For me touching a button would be like touching a cockroach. It feels dirty, nasty and wrong. When I was younger my brother used to tease me by opening my mum’s button tin. I hid in my bedroom until he put them away.

“My cousin was wearing a button necklace one day and in the end she had to take it off.

I could not stand being in the same room as her.”

Gillian, of Waterlooville, Hants, tried in vain to hide her phobia from school pals in case she was picked on and has even tried hypnotherapy to cure herself, without success.

She added: “Some people don’t believe me and I try to joke about it. I’ve tried things like self-help tapes and hypnotism but nothing has worked.

“Watching the children’s TV show Button Moon is like being made to watch a horror movie. People just think I’m weird.”

But Gillian’s not alone. Her phobia – officially named Koumpounophobia – affects one in 75,000 people. A spokesman for The National Phobics Society said: “The phobia often affects children and the problem can persist into adulthood.

“We suggest cognitive behavioural therapy as a way to self-manage the phobia.”

10 weird phobias
ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
DEXTROPHOBIA - fear of objects at the right side of the body.
AULOPHOBIA - fear of flutes.
DOXOPHOBIA - fear of expressing opinions.
CLINOPHOBIA - fear of going to bed.
SOCERAPHOBIA - fear of parents-in-law.
SYMMETROPHOBIA - fear of symmetry.
OPTOPHOBIA - fear of opening your eyes.
LITICAPHOBIA - fear of lawsuits.

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