Thursday, June 17, 2010

Geumaphobia: The Fear of Taste

The Pop-Up Book of PhobiasGeumaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of taste.  This phobia is also known as Geumaphobia or Geumophobia. 

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


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