Peladophobia (from Spanish pelado, "bald") is the fear of bald people or of becoming bald. The fear is originated from unpleasant experiences when encountering bald people, like getting threatened or injured by them. Some peladophobes may believe that people with hairless heads may become zombies. As a result, they may suffer kinemortophobia (fear of zombies) too. Sufferers may also fear becoming bald, so they constantly monitor the hair while avoiding haircuts.
The symptoms for this phobia can include: anxiety, a feeling of dread, shortness of breath, sweating, dry mouth, nausea, fear of dying, heart palpitations, and shaking. It can be treated using cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, or medications to name a few.
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- Chaetophobia – fear of hair. also the phobia causes anxiety and depression.