Phobia or pathological fear, is a type of anxiety disorder. Each of us has a different or similar phobia with others, whether of a concrete thing or certain objects, or non-living things, and perhaps the most prominent type of phobia in recent times is the phobia of cells, which we will learn about Detailed in the following lines.



Trypophobia is a mental illness that many people suffer from around the world, as the trypophobia patient feels unjustified fear when he sees any holes or cells, and this increases his feelings of anxiety and psychological tension that may continue with him for a period of time, and it is worth noting that this fear Or the psychological tension increases exaggeratedly, the more those holes or cells exceed the permissible limit.

Causes of trypophobia

There are many reasons that may all lead to the emergence of trypophobia, and the causes of this mental illness appear as follows:

  • Fear of animals that have holes in their body, or in their own house, which leads to their vision of the emergence of trypophobia, and the beehive is the best example of this.
  • Intense fear of harmful fungi or bacteria, which contain many holes and pose a serious danger to humans, especially when approaching them.
  • Trypophobia sometimes appears as a result of visual fear in general, as the mental patient feels fear when he sees anything with holes, even if it is simple and does not cause fear or anxiety.

Symptoms of trypophobia


Some symptoms or signs are reflected in the trypophobia patient as soon as they are seen, and these signs are shown in the following:

  • Severe shortness of breath upon seeing these holes.
  • nausea;
  • vomiting;
  • shivering that is difficult to control
  • Severe itching in some parts of the body.
  • heavy sweating;
  • Feeling anxious or restless.
  • The erection of body hair in a very visible way.
  • Feelings of depression and unexplained distress.
  • Feeling disgusted all over seeing those holes.
  • blurred vision
  • Feeling of a clear increase in heart rate.

What do you know about the stimuli of phobias Alkhareb?


There are many stimuli that lead to feeling all the symptoms associated with trypophobia mental illness, and all of these stimuli appear in the following:

  • Lotus flower, especially on the head.
  • Beehive.
  • Strawberry fruit.
  • Sea sponge.
  • Pomegranate fruit.
  • Skin blisters or blackheads that collect in separate parts of the skin.
  • Air holes collected on the bread.
  • Spotted animals.
  • Soap bubbles or shower gel.
  • Small insect eyes.

Risk factors for trypophobia


Some factors increase the risk of developing trypophobia mental illness, which calls for rapid psychological intervention in some but not all cases. The risk factors for trypophobia appear as follows:

  • Having a severe mental disorder.
  • Seasonal or chronic depression.
  • Severe group anxiety disorder.
  • Having generalized anxiety disorder.

Complications of trypophobia

Trypophobia causes the emergence of many serious complications, which may be difficult to control in some cases. Research and studies are still ongoing in this matter, especially since the infection with trypophobia may lead to many serious psychological diseases, which may lead the patient to suicide.

The complications of trypophobia appear in the patient’s disruption of all his daily affairs, even his necessary work, especially when seeing those annoying holes, and this may lead to the patient losing his job permanently.

What are the methods of treating trypophobia?

There are some simple treatment methods that help treat trypophobia as soon as possible. Methods for treating trypophobia appear as follows:

  • Take antidepressants, which are recommended by many medical professionals.
  • The use of exposure therapy, and this method is one of the best treatment methods that can be resorted to, to get rid of trypophobia as soon as possible, and it is done by placing the patient somewhere with his fears so that he can control them.
  • Psychiatric sessions, where the patient talks with his psychiatrist for a period of time, and at intervals in order to be protected from this mental illness, which many people face.
  • The use of cognitive behavioral therapy, and this distinctive method that many specialized doctors rely on, helps to change the patient’s thinking from permanent thinking about negative topics and issues, to positive ones that help him get rid of his mental illness, in a short time.
  • Group therapy, in which the patient sits for a specified period of time, with another group of patients who suffer from the same disease, and this helps to relieve stress and depression caused by trypophobia.
  • Exercising regularly, as exercise helps to get rid of negative thoughts, resulting from mental illness, trypophobia.
  • Continuously practicing relaxation exercises, which is one of the best therapeutic methods that can be followed to get rid of psychological diseases of all kinds, especially dangerous trypophobia.

disease control

Many specialized doctors have been interested in researching the phobia of holes, in a serious attempt by them to find medical solutions or treatments that may help eliminate this annoying psychological disease in a short period of time. It is worth noting the need to consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible. When you feel disgust or anxiety as soon as you see any kind of holes or incisions, this helps to control this mental illness as soon as possible, reducing the risk of developing serious phobia complications.

How is trypophobia diagnosed?

Placing trypophobia among psychiatric diseases, which are not officially classified in hospitals for psychiatric diseases or mental disorders, but there are a number of methods that can be resorted to by specialized doctors to diagnose this disease in a clear and simple way, and the methods of diagnosis appear in the following:

  • Detailed inquiry about the symptoms of the disease, especially if the patient has been exposed to it more than once. This helps in identifying mental illness, in order to find therapeutic solutions to get rid of it.
  • Reviewing the genetic family history, especially since this disease may be transmitted due to genetic genes, and this is very helpful to the treating doctor so that the patient is helped in the best possible way.

The phobia has different faces, some suffer from a phobia of heights and heights, and others from a phobia of confined spaces, and a phobia of microorganisms such as “worms, scorpions, spiders”, and some of them suffer from some strange phobias, such as the phobia of going to the doctor, the phobia of marriage, and many others. And all of them are very annoying for those who suffer from them, so if it reaches its peak, there is no objection to treating it under the supervision of a psychiatrist.

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