2. Definition Variations

Domatophobia is sometimes known as oikophobia or ecophobia among non-professionals. The general description of these terms is an aversion to a home environment or a phobia of a home. However, in psychiatric groups, domatophobia refers to a fear of the house itself and not the objects within it. These varying definitions are another reason why experts prefer to use

the term "specific phobia" to describe the condition.

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