Monday, January 16, 2012

Astrophobia: The Fear of Stars

Astrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stars or celestial space.  This phobia may be connected to the fear of aliens, fear of the dark or the fear of being away from home.

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


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