Monday, January 2, 2012

Amnesiphobia: The Fear of Amnesia or Memory Loss

Amnesiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of amnesia or the loss of memory.  This phobia is commonly related the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

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


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