Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cynophobia: The Fear of Dogs and Rabies

Cynophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dogs and/or rabies.  Those with this phobia will avoid all dogs for fear that they may have rabies. 

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


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