Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Omphalophobia: The Fear of Belly Buttons


Omphalophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of belly buttons.

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

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