Phagophobia comes from the Greek word phago, which means “eat”; however, phagophobia is notthe fear of eating. Actually, it is the fear or swallowing. Seriously, I kid you not. Phagophobia is the fear of swallowing. People who have this phobia complain of difficulty swallowing even though there is no detectable medical reason why there should be such a difficulty. Although phagophobia is not the fear of eating, as already noted, it obviously may lead to the fear of eating (which is anorexia).
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