Public Restroom Anxiety

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Did you know that bathroom or toilet phobias are more common than we think? Clinicians classify these phobias as anxiety disorders and a kind of social phobias.

After taking an unofficial survey from random folks regarding their ideas about public restrooms this question has been asked,”Can you name one of your biggest pet peeves when using public restrooms?” Interestingly, before they answered the question, concurrently a strange and sudden snarl of the lip together with a look of disgust appeared.

Germaphobia is among those states that heighten restroom anxiety particularly when patrons are dining in a popular eating establishment. The next pet peeves are, but not limited to the total concern patrons have with public restrooms, while it’s at a department store, movie theater, sports arena, office building or interstate rest area.

1. Foul odor
2. Wads of newspaper on the ground
5. Dirty floors and stained build up on tile grout

If any of these answers seem remotely familiar to you, guess what? You’re not alone. One often wonders about the sort of hygienic habits many people practice at home when they don’t respectfully use public baths as we expect them have the common courtesy to prevent leaving a grisly mess afterward. Individuals shouldn’t only assume that someone else is paid to clean up their mess that looks like a crime scene when they’re finished.

Fear and anxiety leading to such phobias operate on the brain and sends signals where the imagination envisions invisible germ monsters permeating through the air, creeping in the pores, cracks, and cracks in walls, floors, vents, toilets, and door handles. Such anxiety disorders can mimic traits of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or agoraphobia.

Parcopresis is a form of phobia where victims fear sitting back on bathrooms or being restricted to the tightly enclosed area of the toilet stall, together with the inability to defecate in public bathrooms. Paruresis is a disease affecting individuals that are unable to urinate no matter how much distress they are in.

Such symptoms may be stressful and crippling, but there are treatments for these disorders like hypnosis and hypnotherapy. Business establishments have a duty to provide and maintain clean toilet hygiene that’s a direct reflection on their overall client service ethic.