Hi, I have been searching the internet for a couple of days to see if there is such a thing of a phobia of people touching your temples and wrists or is it just haphephobia of certain places? I was wondering if there was a name or if  It's as a real phobia or not. When I see people touching there temples or wrists I feel sick or I get very scared and I don't know why this happens, can you help?

Hi Emma,  
All phobia have his in common and that is the overproduction of stress hormones that are really responsible for the fear response. The major cause of phobias seem to be hypoglycemia (

The best way to treat this without recourse tpo drugs is by adopting the

Hypoglycemic Diet

Also read:

Beating Anxiety and Phobia  


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Jurriaan Plesman, Nutritional Psychotherapist.


I have a degree in Psychology from the Sydney University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Nutrition. I am also the author of “GETTING OFF THE HOOK” which deals with the nutritional and psychological treatment of personality disorders. It is freely available on the internet at Google Book Search. I am interested in the relationship between nutrition and behaviour, and as a Probation ans Parole Officer facilitated groups for offenders, many of whom were alcoholics and drug addicts, sex offenders or compulsive gamblers, as well as the whole gamut of “personality disorders”. I am also the ex-editor of the Hypoglycemic Health Association of Australia Newsletter, a quarterly publication dealing with hypoglycemia and related health problems. Its web site, together with a shortened course of PSYCHOTHERAPY can be visited at:


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