What is it?

Athazagoraphobia is a rare and specific phobia that is characterized by the fear of forgetting, being forgotten, or ignored. It is a type of anxiety disorder that can significantly affect a person's daily life and interpersonal relationships.

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Signs & symptoms

Symptoms of athazagoraphobia can include:

- Excessive worry or preoccupation with being forgotten or ignored
- Avoidance of social situations or activities that may trigger feelings of being forgotten or ignored
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks due to fear of forgetting something important
- Sleep disturbances or insomnia due to intrusive thoughts about being forgotten or ignored
- Panic attacks or feelings of overwhelming anxiety in situations related to the fear of being forgotten or ignored


The diagnosis of athazagoraphobia is typically made based on a psychological evaluation and assessment of symptoms and their impact on daily life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) does not have a specific code for athazagoraphobia, but it falls under the category of specific phobia.


Treatment for athazagoraphobia may include a combination of therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and medication to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression. CBT aims to identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to the fear of being forgotten or ignored, while exposure therapy involves gradually exposing the person to situations that trigger their fear in a safe and controlled manner.

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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