Thursday, June 17, 2010

Dermataphobia: The Fear of Skin Lesions

Anxiety Disorders and Phobias: A Cognitive PerspectiveDermataphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of skin lesions.  Skin lesions are indicative of AIDS and many other diseases.  This may be the biggest trigger of this phobia.

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 have Dermataphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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