Trypophobia, the particular fear of holes

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Trypophobia is a particular fear of repetitive patterns: close and deep holes can trigger disgust, anxiety and agitation

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Trypophobia is a particular fear of repetitive patterns: close and deep holes can trigger disgust, anxiety and agitation

Whether looking at a lotus flower pod, a beehive, the bubbles of a bar of chocolate or the holes of a sea sponge dislikes, you may be suffering from tripofobia, fear of holes.





In fact, those who suffer from this disorder cannot bear the vision of repetitive patterns formed by deep and closely spaced holes.

Although trypophobia is not officially recognized as a phobia, it is a quite common ailment which can produce a variety of symptoms.

Looking at a coral, bubble wrap, an enlargement of the insect's eye structure or skin pores, those who are afraid of holes can experience repulsion, goosebumps, itching, anxiety and agitation. The vision of deep and close holes in these people can even cause vomiting and panic attacks.

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Le causes of this phobia are not known, but at the base there could be one fear unconscious towards the unknown.

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One reason behind trypophobia could then be theassociation between holes and some diseases contagious that cause skin rashes and fear may be a defense mechanism developed by some people.

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Another hypothesis is that in some people, the vision of close-up holes refers to poisonous mushrooms, infested and therefore inedible plants, dangerous animals whose skin shows similar patterns, such as alligators or snakes.

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They do not exist treatments specific for trypophobia, but to overcome the fear of holes it may be effective to gradually get used to images that trigger the symptoms of the phobia.

Sources of reference: Sci Elo / Springer Open

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