Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ashenophobia: The Fear of Weakness or Fainting

Asthenophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of weakness or of fainting.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear standing for long periods of time, exercising and playing games.  This phobia could be a result of a fainting spell.  After fainting once the person fears that it will happen again.

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


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