Spectrophobia: Difference between revisions

no edit summary
(remove unsourced diagnosis of causes, can find a source for fear of reflection but nothing reliable about ghosts)
{{additional citations|date=April 2018}}
'''Spectrophobia''' (derived 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 an abnormal and persistent fear of [[mirror]]s, and an anxiety about seeing one's own face reflected inthemin them.<ref>{{cite book |last1=Ferenczi |first1=Sandor |title=Further Contributions to the Theory and Technique of Psycho-Analysis |date=1994 |publisher=Karnac Books |isbn=9781855750869 |url=https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=EN-eCP-fgO0C&pg=PA365&dq=%22spectrophobia+%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwi6_sWkq6XkAhWKa8AKHSZyBcUQ6AEIRDAE#v=onepage&q=%22spectrophobia%20%22&f=false |accessdate=28 August 2019 |language=en}}</ref> It is sometimes related to the fear of [[ghosts]] or the undead.{{cn|date=August 2019}}
This phobia is distinct from eisoptrophobia, which is the [[Fear processing in the brain|fear]] of one's own reflection.