Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Aerophobia: The Fear of Flying

Aerophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of flying.  Those who suffer from Aerophobia exhibit extreme anxiety over flying even though they usually realize that no threat is being posed.
Aerophobia also means the fear of fresh air or drafts of air.
Aerophobia affects approximately 25% people and may be caused by being in or witnessing a traumatic plane crash or flight. 

More information about Aerophobia can be found at:   Understanding Fear of Flying.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

If you suffer from Aerophobia please share your story.  How did it begin and how does it affect your life?


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