Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hormephobia: The Fear of Shock


Hormephobia is the irrational and persistent fear of shock.  This can be an electrical shock like from an electric fence or a static electricity shock. Those who suffer from this phobia avoid getting shocked at all costs and they’re afraid to touch anything when there is a lot static in the air.

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

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