Friday, March 4, 2011

Agrizoophobia: The Fear of Wild Animals

Agrizoophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of wild animals.  Those who suffer from this phobia will not go to the zoo or even watch wild animals on television. Agrizoophobia is very rare and more commonly seen in Africa.

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 suffer from Agrizoophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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