Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Melophobia: The Fear of Music

Melophobia is the abnormal and irrational fear of Music.  This phobia is possibly linked to an extreme hatred of music that then leads to a fear.   

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.

Do you suffer from Melophobia?  If you do please share your story.  It makes it easier for others to understand the complexity of phobias.  How does Melophobia affect your life and how was it triggered?  There's not a lot of information on this phobia, so it's up to those of you who have it, to educate others.


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