Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oenophobia: The Fear of Wine

Oenophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of wines.  Those who suffer from this phobia are terrified of wine, wine bottles and spilled wine.

People have been explained as going into raging fits when they are around wine.  Red wine seems to be more of a trigger than other types of wine.
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 Oenophobia please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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