Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ancraophobia: The Fear of Air Drafts or Wind

Ancraophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of drafts or wind.  This phobia is also known as Anemophobia.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel that blowing winds can blow away their identity and belongings.

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


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