10 Strange Phobias


Papyrophobia -- Fear of Paper

What are the odds you have something in common with actress Megan Fox? If you have an irrational fear of paper, you're in luck -- so does she. While Fox has expressed her fear of dry paper, not all sufferers of this phobia, known as papyrophobia, fear paper in the same way. Some may fear touching paper, while others may fear torn, wet or blank paper, among all the other ways you might encounter paper.

Fearing an item that permeates our lives as much as paper does can be debilitating, and treatment may include a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (to learn coping skills), desensitization and, if necessary, medications such as anti-anxiety drugs. And an e-reader.