Friday, January 27, 2012

Aviophobia: The Fear of Flying

Aviophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of flying.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear that the plane they are on will crash and they will die.  This phobia can be caused by being on a plane that has technical issues during flight or by seeing or hearing about plane crashes. Aviophobia is also known as Aviatophobia.
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 Aviophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


Total Pageviews