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Desperately Need a Phobia Name

by Michael H.
(Chula Vista, CA USA)

For years now - as long as I can remember, actually - I have had an almost pathological dread of forms. Yes, filling out a "simple" form, be it employment application, doctor's office forms. I just freeze. It has gotten so bad that I have been unemployed now for over nine years because of it. Even the idea of creating a resume just makes me hyperventilate. But I can't imagine I am the only person with this "phobia".

So, for now, I will temporarily call it "Papyruphobia." Better than "Desheetaphobia," which sounds a bit offensive.

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