Useful Information About Isolophobia

Srikanth R By Srikanth R, 19th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Isolophobia is a common anxiety disorder. A person suffering from this disorder is extremely afraid of solitude.


Phobia is any severe, absurd, persistent and irrational fear which makes the person suffer from anxiety. It is derived from a Greek word which means fear. It is found that 30 per cent of the people in the world suffer from one phobia or the other. It is still not clear as to why a person suffers from a particular phobia.

Isolophobia is the fear of being alone. It is a very common anxiety disorder where the person concerned is afraid of solitude. It is also known as autophobia or monophobia. For example, when you are alone in the office and you start feeling extremely anxious and this happens persistently, then you are affected by Isolophobia.

Identifying a person suffering from Isolophobia is very difficult. They tend to be really friendly and cheerful. Only they know that they are not happy inside and that they are terrified of being with themselves. Experience shared by one person suffering from Isolophobia goes like this, "When I am alone in a room or when I am in a mall without any one around me, I feel anxious. I feel sick in the stomach and my heart starts pounding. I feel very sad".

There may be biological and psychological reasons for Isolophobia. It may be heredity. It may also be caused due to some traumatic experience the person may have undergone during childhood. It may be due to some inappropriate chemical reactions in the brain.

The person suffering from Isolophobia should consult a psychiatrist as soon as possible. The person's near and dear ones should show lot of love and care. They should gently persuade the person to seek assistance.


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author avatar Uma Shankari
20th Jan 2011 (#)

Interesting to know about this isolation phobia.

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author avatar Denise O
20th Jan 2011 (#)

I have never heard of this before, very interesting and how aful for those that suffer from it. Good read.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Steve
16th Jan 2012 (#)

I suffer from this , and it's awful,,I told the dr about how I feel but he did'nt seem to know what I was talking about, I thought it was all in my head,, I live alone and each day is a struggle ,I hate being in , and I hate going out ,as I know I have to come back to my lonely singular existence ...and with this new governments view on mental health there is no real help to be had and no one listens

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author avatar Amanda
23rd Mar 2013 (#)

I finally have a name for this feeling. Every day, every hour, I struggle with this. I hate it. I hate it so much, yet I can't escape it. All my smiles, all my laughs...None of it's real. I'm screaming inside, and no one can hear me. God, please, someone hear me...

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author avatar Sienna
4th Jan 2015 (#)

The fuck! It is really me. Please give us the cure. I hate it. I think I'm going crazy.

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