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What is the word for having a phobia of porta-potties

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what is the word for having a phobia of porta-potties
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Good Afternoon,

There is a different name for the phobia of not being able to defecate and that to urinate in public places/restrooms. The parureis is to do with urination. Parcopresis deals with defecation.

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but what is the word that refers specifically to porta-potties
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There is not a specific word for each type of phobia. Very few phobia specific words are part of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (called the DMS) which is published by the American Psychiatric Association and used as the gold standard used by psychiatrists, physicians, researchers, therapists, counselors, etc. This would be considered a "Specific Phobia" which would be a diagnosis code of 300.29. Many clinicians would probably call this a "bathroom phobia" unless it was related to something even more specific, like phobia to germs, or phobia of small spaces, what do have different diagnosis codes.

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