Monday, October 26, 2009

Geliophobia: The Fear of Laughter

Geliophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of laughter. Those with the phobia become afraid that they will smile or laugh at inappropriate times. Jokes, comedies and funny situations can cause them to feel extreme anxiety.

Geliophobia can be caused by embarrassment from laughing at an inappropriate time, being mistreated and made fun of, or from uncorrected orthodontic problems.

If you have Geliophobia please share your story. What triggered the phobia and how does it affect your life?


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