Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Hedonophobia: The Fear of Feeling Pleasure

Pleasure & Pain (Your Natural State of Being)Hedonophobia is the abnormal, excessive and persistent fear of pleasure.  Those who suffer with this phobia feel guilty about experiencing any kind of pleasurable feeling.  This is usually because they don’t like feeling good when others around them are suffering.

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 or anyone you know suffers from Hedonophobia please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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