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#Phobias

From TheJournal.ie Column: Mental health is not determined by brain function alone Opinion

Column: Mental health is not determined by brain function alone

The latest version of the “psychiatrists’ bible” has been published, containing new additions to the list of mental health disorders. But the influence of such biomedical classification systems in the treatment of mental health is too great, writes Derek Chambers.

8 weird phobias you almost certainly have

Yes, you.

HERE’S YOUR WORD NEW for the day: Paraskevidekatriaphobia. It’s derived from the Greek words ‘Paraskeví’ and ‘dekatreís’, meaning ‘Friday’ and ‘thirteen’ respectively – so, as you could probably guess, it’s the word meaning an irrational fear of Friday the 13th.