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'''Nosocomephobia''' is a [[medically related phobia]], defined as the excessive fear or [[phobia]] of [[hospitals]].<ref name="Oxford">{{cite book|last=Semple|first=David |coauthors=Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh|title=Oxford handbook of psychiatry|publisher=[[Oxford University|Oxford University Press]]|year=2005|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=1MeRuoTs0loC&pg=PA353&dq=Nosocomephobia&lr=&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=Nosocomephobia&f=false | isbn=9780198527831}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.hypnosisaudio.com/downloads-fear-of-hospitals-phobia.htm|title=The Ultimate Self-Hypnosis Cure for the Phobia of Hospitals (Nosocomephobia)|last=Glenn |first=Harrold|publisher=Diviniti Publishing Ltd.|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://thepersonalgenome.com/2004/09/nosocomephobia/|title=Nosocomephobia|publisher= The Personal Genome|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref> Marc Siegel a doctor and associate professor at the [[New York University Medical Center]] says, "It's perfectly understandable why many people feel the way they do about a hospital stay," and continues, "You have control of your life ... up until you're admitted to a hospital."<ref name="WEBMD">{{cite news|url=http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=50343|title=How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital|last=Kirchheimer |first=Sid|work=Web MD|publisher=medicinenet.com|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref> U.S. President [[Richard Nixon]] was known to have a fear of hospitals after refusing to get a treatment for a blood clot in 1974 saying, "if I go into the hospital, I'll never come out alive.".<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lqsSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WPgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4515,241547&dq=fear+of+hospital&hl=en|title=Nixon Rejecting Care in Hospital|date=September 16, 1974|work=UPI|publisher=Spokane Daily Chronicle|accessdate=28 November 2009}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=A3MUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KwIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6930,441196&dq=fear+of+hospital&hl=en|title=Doctor Tells Nixon's Fear of Hospital|date=September 15, 1974|work=Associated Press (AP)|publisher=Toledo Blade|accessdate=28 November 2009}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref>
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'''Nosocomephobia''' is a [[medically related phobia]], defined as the excessive fear or [[phobia]] of [[hospitals]].<ref name="Oxford">{{cite book|last=Semple|first=David |coauthors=Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh|title=Oxford handbook of psychiatry|publisher=[[Oxford University|Oxford University Press]]|year=2005|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=1MeRuoTs0loC&pg=PA353&dq=Nosocomephobia&lr=&client=firefox-a#v=onepage&q=Nosocomephobia&f=false | isbn=9780198527831}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.hypnosisaudio.com/downloads-fear-of-hospitals-phobia.htm|title=The Ultimate Self-Hypnosis Cure for the Phobia of Hospitals (Nosocomephobia)|last=Glenn |first=Harrold|publisher=Diviniti Publishing Ltd.|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://thepersonalgenome.com/2004/09/nosocomephobia/|title=Nosocomephobia|publisher= The Personal Genome|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref> Marc Siegel a doctor and associate professor at the New York University Medical Center says, "It's perfectly understandable why many people feel the way they do about a hospital stay," and continues, "You have control of your life ... up until you're admitted to a hospital."<ref name="WEBMD">{{cite news|url=http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=50343|title=How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital|last=Kirchheimer |first=Sid|work=Web MD|publisher=medicinenet.com|accessdate=29 November 2009}}</ref> U.S. President Richard Nixon was known to have a fear of hospitals after refusing to get a treatment for a blood clot in 1974 saying, "if I go into the hospital, I'll never come out alive.".<ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=lqsSAAAAIBAJ&sjid=WPgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4515,241547&dq=fear+of+hospital&hl=en|title=Nixon Rejecting Care in Hospital|date=September 16, 1974|work=UPI|publisher=Spokane Daily Chronicle|accessdate=28 November 2009}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|url=http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=A3MUAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KwIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6930,441196&dq=fear+of+hospital&hl=en|title=Doctor Tells Nixon's Fear of Hospital|date=September 15, 1974|work=Associated Press (AP)|publisher=Toledo Blade|accessdate=28 November 2009}} {{Dead link|date=October 2010|bot=H3llBot}}</ref>
   
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[Dental phobia]]
 
*[[Dental phobia]]
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*[[List of phobias]]
 
*[[Needle phobia]]
 
*[[Needle phobia]]
 
*[[Nosophobia]] - fear of illness
 
*[[Nosophobia]] - fear of illness

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Nosocomephobia is a medically related phobia, defined as the excessive fear or phobia of hospitals.[1][2][3] Marc Siegel a doctor and associate professor at the New York University Medical Center says, "It's perfectly understandable why many people feel the way they do about a hospital stay," and continues, "You have control of your life ... up until you're admitted to a hospital."[4] U.S. President Richard Nixon was known to have a fear of hospitals after refusing to get a treatment for a blood clot in 1974 saying, "if I go into the hospital, I'll never come out alive.".[5][6]

EtymologyEdit

Nosocomephobia comes from the Greek language, nosokemeion- meaning hospital and phobos being irrational fear.[7]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Semple, David; Roger Smyth, Jonathan Burns, Rajan Darjee, Andrew McIntosh (2005). Oxford handbook of psychiatry, Oxford University Press.
  2. Glenn, Harrold The Ultimate Self-Hypnosis Cure for the Phobia of Hospitals (Nosocomephobia). Diviniti Publishing Ltd.. URL accessed on 29 November 2009.
  3. Nosocomephobia. The Personal Genome. URL accessed on 29 November 2009.
  4. includeonly>Kirchheimer, Sid. "How to Survive a Stay in the Hospital", Web MD, medicinenet.com. Retrieved on 29 November 2009.
  5. includeonly>"Nixon Rejecting Care in Hospital", UPI, Spokane Daily Chronicle, September 16, 1974. Retrieved on 28 November 2009. [dead link]
  6. includeonly>"Doctor Tells Nixon's Fear of Hospital", Associated Press (AP), Toledo Blade, September 15, 1974. Retrieved on 28 November 2009. [dead link]
  7. Thomas, Charles (2001). The words of medicine: sources, meanings, and delights, University of Michigan: Charles C. Thomas.


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