Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cheimaphobia: The Fear of Cold

Cheimaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cold.  Cheimaphobia is also known as Cheimatophobia.

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


Total Pageviews