Sunday, February 27, 2011

Cnidophobia: The Fear of Stings

AloneCnidophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of stings. Those with this phobia are terrified of being stung by anything.  Summer months are especially difficult for them because of all the bees and other insects that come out when the weather starts getting warmer.

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 Cnidophobia? Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect you?


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