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Grant, I.F. (1936). Clinical: Nicola Perrotti. 'Die Rhigophobie.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1935, Bd. XXI, S. 68–77.. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 17:119-120.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Clinical: Nicola Perrotti. 'Die Rhigophobie.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1935, Bd. XXI, S. 68–77.

(1936). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 17:119-120

Clinical: Nicola Perrotti. 'Die Rhigophobie.' Internationale Zeitschrift für Psychoanalyse, 1935, Bd. XXI, S. 68–77.

I. F. Grant

This paper is concerned with the exaggerated fear of cold. This fear

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may be found in people who do not suffer from cold; it is a genuine phobia, for which the name Rhigophobia is suggested. In certain cases there is a general tendency to hypochondria, and fear of cold is only the strongest fear. People who suffer from this phobia pile on clothes, and anxiously avoid draughts and damp. A slight degree of the phobia is widespread. Conflicts connected with bedwetting play a leading part in causing the phobia, and sweating, as a result of being too warmly clad, represents a return of the repressed desire to urinate in bed.

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Article Citation

Grant, I.F. (1936). Clinical. Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 17:119-120

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