phone phobia

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Psychology: Introspective Psychology: phone phobia

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Phone Phobia (alternate keywords: phonephobia, phone-phobia, telephobia), is a psychological condition in which an individual experiences extreme fear or avoidance of using the telephone. In some cases, it is mainly experienced with regard to making (as opposed to receiving) phone calls, but it can also be extreme to the point where the phone-phobic is afraid even to listen to voice-mail (answering machine) messages.


As far as I can tell, this condition is not officially recognized, though if you Google for phone phobia the evidence would seem to indicate that it is a known problem.

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