Monday, June 29, 2009

Telephonophobia: The Fear of Telephones

Can you imagine being afraid of using the telephone? Those who suffer from Telephonophobia know exactly how this feels. Telephonophobia is the fear of telephones. Usually the fear is not of the actual phone, but of making and receiving calls.

One possible cause of this phobia is a bad experience involving a phone. Another possibility is that it is a result of Phonophobia—the fear of sounds. The sound of the phone ringing may trigger Phonophobia and overtime this could result in Telephonophobia.

If your stomach gets upset, you have a panic attack when the phone rings or even at the thought of making a phone call or if you go out of your way to avoid answering or making telephone calls then you may have this phobia.


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