Unusual Eating Phobias

Getting annoyed at someone when we listen to them eating or breathing is called Misophonia, and it’s an actual neurological disorder.

Here are some more strangely specific fears:

  • Air swallowing – Aerophobia
  • Alcohol– Methyphobia or Potophobia
  • Chopsticks – Consecotaleophobia
  • Cooking – Mageirocophobia
  • Crystals or glass– Crystallophobia
  • Dampness, moisture or liquids – Hygrophobia
  • Dining or dinner conversations – Deipnophobia
  • Eating or swallowing – Phagophobia
  • Eating or food – Sitophobia or Sitiophobia
  • Eating or swallowing or of being eaten – Phagophobia
  • Food – Cibophobia
  • Garlic – Alliumphobia
  • Meat – Carnophobia
  • Mushrooms – Mycophobia
  • Sourness – Acerophobia
  • Taste – Geumaphobia or Geumophobia
  • Teeth – Odontophobia
  • Vegetables – Lachanophobia
Adolphe Millot legume et plante potageres [1907-1910] Larousse pour tous, publisher vegetables
Adolphe Millot legume et plante potageres [1907-1910] Larousse pour tous, publisher vegetables

Header painting: Adolphe Millot illustration of a wide variety of fruits and vegetables from Nouveau Larousse Illustre, (1898) fruits and vegetables

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