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wrote that its expanded to not only fear of mirrors but fear of ghosts and the undead as well.
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'''Spectrophobia''' (from [[Latin]]: ''spectrum'', n. specio, an appearance, form, image of a thing; an apparition, spectre) or '''catoptrophobia''' (from Greek κάτοπτρον ''kátoptron'', "mirror") is a kind of [[specific phobia]] involving a morbid fear of [[mirror]]s. sometimes related to the fear of [[ghosts]] or [[the undead]]. This phobia is distinct from [[eisoptrophobia]], which is the [[Fear processing in the brain|fear]] of one's own reflection.
 
== Causes ==
 
Sufferers of catoptrophobia can fear the breaking of a mirror bringing extreme bad luck. They can fear the thought of something frightening jumping out of the mirror or seeing something disturbing inside of it next to their own reflection when looking directly at it. Others fear that it is a link to the preternatural world or a gateway into another world. Some also fear their own reflection in the darkness, as it can appear distorted in strange ways. Some people may also fear being pulled into the mirror by some preternatural force.
 
 
 
==Diagnosis==
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