Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Harpaxophobia: The Fear of Being Robbed

Harpaxophobia is the abnormal and irrational fear of being robbed. This phobia can be caused by being robbed or knowing someone that was.

Robberies can be traumatic experiences and any traumatic experience can put you at a high risk of developing a phobia. The number one cause of this phobia is a traumatic experience that involves robbery, but what causes Harpaxophobia in those who have never been victims of robbery?

The news is filled every day with stories about robberies. It makes people more aware that it could happen to them and this can trigger the phobia in certain people.

Do you suffer from Harpaxophobia? Please share your story. How does it affect you? What happened to trigger the phobia?


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