Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions. In Greek, “Dox” means different. This possibly refers to the fact that all opinions can be different. One person may like the morning, with its beautiful skies and sun, while the other may like the night, with its more mysterious and murky dark skies and glimmering stars. Allodoxaphobia is referred to as a social phobia, which means that the host of the phobia is more likely to show in an everyday conversation, or maybe they overhear an opinion from another person.
Symptoms of Allodoxaphobia
Allodoxaphobia, like many other phobias, can cause anxiety, dread and any other thing related to panics, such as rapid heartbeat, excessive perspiration, nausea, dry mouth and inability to articulate sentences, as well as shaking.
Causes of Allodoxaphobia
It is likely for people with allodoxaphobia to have experienced an event related to opinions or disagreement, thus leading to the fear itself. It can also appear due to genetics. These are the main two reasons why several phobias are triggered as well.
Treatment for Allodoxaphobia
It is possible to be prescribed to certain medications to treat allodoxaphobia, however, these medications can also include several side effects. It is important to know that medicine can not actually cure phobias. A placebo effect may work, but nobody knows for sure. Hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programming and Psychotherapy, on the other hand, do work as treatment.