phagophobia


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Related to phagophobia: phasmophobia

phag·o·pho·bi·a

(fag'ō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of eating.
[phago- + G. phobos, fear]

phagophobia

(făg″ō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
Fear of eating.
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A study of psycho-pathology and treatment of children with Phagophobia. Acta Med Okayama.
When Barofsky and Fontaine (4) compared phagophobia patients with other subjects--healthy controls, anorexia nervosa restrictors, dysphagic patients with esophageal obstruction, dysphagic patients with motility disturbance, and patients with nonmotility non-obstructive dysphagia--they found that patients with psychogenic dysphagia did not appear to have an eating disorder.
The purpose of this article is to describe hypnobehavioral treatment of five school-age children with maladaptive eating behaviors, including functional dysphagia, food aversion, globus hystericus, and conditioned fear of eating (phagophobia).