ACAROPHOBIA

noun. A continual and unreasonable terror of or aversion to skin parasites, worms, and more- an aversion to itching or crawling sensations delivered via small items, insects, etc. The is a common feeling experienced by alcohol-dependent persons and addicts of narcotic and high-addition rate drugs such as cocaine. Illnesses such as rheumatic fever and meningitis may also cause one to experience the crawling/itching sensations.

ACAROPHOBIA: "Terri's acarophobia became so intense over the years that it ruined some of her relationships with others."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACAROPHOBIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/acarophobia/ (accessed October 22, 2020).
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