Show 163 Bathing Anxiety or Are You Afraid of the Water?

In this episode, do you have an issue about cleaning yourself? Is it because you don't have time, energy or is it because you are depressed or do you have a water phobia?

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Resources Mentioned: 

Essay on the New York Times website about a woman being in treatment for hording and OCD having to handle her condition and a relationship that developed during her treatment.

Colorado voters are considering decriminalizing certain types of drugs that might have an effect on people with severe depression or PTSD. The Colorado Sun has a write up about the topic.

Mental quick definition of phobia. Also there is a short page about depression which is a definite road dog to anxiety conditions.

Anxiety and Depression Association of America page on depression because that is also a part of folks having an anxiety condition. Also at there is a chart that shows the overlapping relationship between depression and generalized anxiety disorder.

Verywell Mind has a detailed page of the medical conditions, ablutophobia, fear of bathing and aquaphobia. aka water phobia.


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  1. I have suffered with depression for many, many years and when it gets bad the last thing I want to do is shower. I have to force myself.


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