What Is the Fear of People With Dwarfism Called?

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The fear of people with dwarfism is called achondroplasiaphobia. This fear is also referred to as nanosophobia or lollypopguildophobia. Achondroplasia is a medical disorder of the skeletal system that develops during the fetal stage of development. The disorder leads to a condition of dwarfism.

The fear of people with dwarfism is often caused by childhood trauma or negative experiences that involve dwarves. Achondroplasiaphobia, along with all other phobias, might be related to other existing nervous or anxiety disorders. There are a number of ways to treat this phobia, and these include medication to calm physical symptoms, psychotherapy, education, desensitization, and positive support from family and friends.