trichophobia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tricho- +‎ -phobia

Noun[edit]

trichophobia (uncountable)

  1. A morbid fear of hair or diseases affecting the hair.
    • 2001, Anton Došen, Kenneth Day, Treating Mental Illness and Behavior Disorders in Children and Adults With Mental Retardation (page 79)
      Rivenq (1974) used a modified systematic desensitization procedure to eliminate trichophobia in a 13-year-old male []
    • 2010, Ralph M. Trüeb, Desmond J. Tobin, Aging Hair (page 157)
      Manifestations of delusional disorder on the scalp may be psychogenic pseudoeffluvium, delusion of parasitosis, or trichophobia.