Pocrescophobia is the morbid and irrational fear of gaining weight. This is also comparable to Obesophobia, the fear of becoming fat or being obese.
This phobia often stems from other psychological issues, which will be discussed further down. It is most often people who are pressured to be fit and thin that develop this phobia, such as aesthetic athletes (ex. dancers, cheerleaders, ice skaters, etc.). This phobia is usually seen in women, although many men have this phobia as well. [Read more…] about Pocrescophobia – Fear / Phobia of Gaining Weight