How is bibliophobia diagnosed?

How is bibliophobia diagnosed?

There aren’t any tests to diagnose fear of books. Your healthcare provider can diagnose the condition based on discussions with you about:

  • Your symptoms.
  • How long they’ve been happening.
  • Whether they’re interfering in your life.

Your healthcare provider can diagnose bibliophobia if your fear of books:

  • Causes extreme anxiety.
  • Leads to significant stress or affects your daily life.
  • Has been happening for at least six months.
  • Is out of proportion with any actual danger.
  • Makes you avoid books or specific situations that might involve books.
  • Produces physical symptoms of anxiety or panic attacks.

Your healthcare provider also might recommend testing for a learning disability, which may be at the root of the phobia.

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