Bibliophobia Fear of books


Bibliophobia is a sick fear that could be defined as the fear of books or also the hatred of books . The first definition is considered more concise.

This phobia can be limited to certain books; For example, those who fear witchcraft may view the Harry Potter series in a bibliophobic sense, or they may be more specific to things like reading aloud, which for a person with bibliophobia can be an extraordinarily painful exercise.


The symptoms of bibliophobia can evolve into full panic. They could include sweating, hand, rapid breathing and / or altered heart rate, as well as panic attacks .

More often, the bibliophobic person can happen, for example that when he or she asked to read aloud, he or she would not be able to do so, or it would be expressing evidence of the extreme urge to cry, which was affecting him or her to read.


There are several ways to treat this condition and they usually involve through a process called desensitization therapy.

In this therapy, people with this fear are gradually invited to overcome it by brief exposure to books.

That is, to the object that produces the phobia, as the therapy progresses, the patients were able to do actions such as touching the books, seeing photos of them and, finally, handling them comfortably ; all at a rate prudent for the person in fear.

Ultimately, patients were able to read from books, and once they have established a regular pattern of being able to do so, they may have mastered their fear.

Along the way, however, they learn coping strategies that help them when faced with the need to read or with large amounts of books that could be presented in a bookstore or library.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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