Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Autodysomophobia: The Fear of One that has a Vile Oder

Autodysomophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of one that has a vile odor.  Those who suffer from this phobia will avoid confined places like subways where they may encounter people who smell bad.  They may also wash excessively and avoid social situations because they fear they smell bad.
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 Autodysomophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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