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Erratophobia or errophobia (from Latin errat, erro, meaning "mistake") is the fear of making mistakes. Although everyone make mistakes, not everyone has the fear of making mistakes. For the remaining minority, they work to avoid making mistakes. Erratophobes do not worry if they don't do anything, especially when they are working or playing. When sufferers make a mistake, it may not just upset them, but s/he may feel extremely anxious, dreadful, or panicked with accompanying symptoms such as nausea, heart palpations, breathlessness, rapid breathing, trembling, shaking, feeling a loss of control, and feelings of impending disaster, depending upon the individual. The phobia is triggered most commonly due to a mistake that had a devastating consequences on them, such as one that caused injury, death, or destruction. Erratophobia is commonly treated using cognitive-behavioral therapy, talk therapy, or for severe sufferers, medication.

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