Saturday, August 20, 2011

Bathmophobia: The Fear of Stairs or Steep Slopes

Bathmophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stairs or steep slopes.

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


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