Jacobus Romeijn, the Catholic bishop of Samarinda, received a letter from Switzerland inquiring about Bucher, who was at that moment in Java, where it appears that he had become increasingly disturbed, showing signs of ablutomania
and obsessively panicked by diseases.
--thoughts--coherent, reduced the ideatic flux, recurrent and persistent suicidal ideas, persecutory delusional thoughts, obsessive ideas regarding constant preoccupation for symmetry, orderliness, permanent checking, but without focus on any objects, phobic ideas like misophobia, nosophobia, acrophobia, arahnophobia, aihmophobia, agoraphobia, ablutomania
The most common type of compulsion among Western children and young adults involves hand washing (ablutomania
), a behavior that is manifested in, for example, fear of dirt, germs, bacteria, and toxins.