Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Taphobia: The Fear of Being Buried Alive

Taphobia is the abnormal and irrational fear of being buried alive.  This one made the top 10 list of bizarre phobias.  I don’t think this one is so bizarre.  Who wouldn’t fear being buried alive?  As with all of us who suffer from we can take our fear to the absolute extreme, but I still feel that this one is one of the more logical phobias.

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


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