Monday, August 8, 2011

Trichophobia: The Fear of Loose Hairs

Trichophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of loose hairs.  I would imagine that this would be a common phobia among those with disorders that cause the hair to fall out and those who have to undergo chemotherapy.

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


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