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Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors.
Catoptrophobia (also known as Eisoptrophobia) is a special kind of fear in which people start fearing looking into mirrors. They fear from looking straight eye to eye in large mirrors specially the Body length or larger mirrors. The people suffering from Catoptrophobia avoid passing in front of mirrors. They also avoid seeing themselves in these mirrors. It is still under research that whether the fear is from the mirror or from the image of the person suffering from phobia reflected in the mirrow.
Symptoms of Catoptrophobia
Symptoms can range from just mild avoidance of mirrors to full blown panic attacks.
Catoptrophobia is characterised by individuals suffering from shortness of breath, heavy breath, sweating, anxiety, etc. Staying away from mirror is something which cannot be avoided, hence it is important for the person to think about the possible treatment options available from the cure of Catoptrophobia.
Sufferers of Catoptrophobia
Sufferers may fear mirrors for a variety of reasons, usually because of some emotional trauma involving mirrors, but also superstitious fear of being watched through mirrors, of mirrors being a gateway into the supernatural or a window into another world are common.
Some sufferers may fear mirrors out of low self esteem and avoidance of wanting to see and judge themselves that gradually builds into an aversion to mirrors even when the low self esteem is gone.