Sunday, January 15, 2012

Ataxophobia: The Fear of Disorder or Untidiness

Ataxophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of disorder or untidiness. Those who suffer from this disorder have to have every aspect of their lives organized.  Ataxophobia may be classified under obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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


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