Friday, December 9, 2011

Dinophobia: The Fear of Dizziness or Whirlpools

Dinophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dizziness or whirlpools.  This phobia is often confused as the fear of dinosaurs.  The actual term for the fear of dinosaurs is Ornithoscelidaphobia.

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


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