Monday, August 8, 2011

Scopophobia: The Fear of Being Looked At

Scopophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being looked at.

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


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