Chirophobia is the fear of hands. The origin of the word chrio is Greek (meaning hand) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Chirophobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. People with this phobia might also fear being touched (Aphephobia, Aphenphosmphobia, Chiraptophobia, Haphephobia, Haptephobia).
What are the causes Chirophobia( Fear of hand) ?
It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia – phobia).
What are the symptoms?
As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking.