Thursday, January 5, 2012

Ballistophobia: The Fear of Missiles or Bullets

Ballistophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of missiles, bullets, projectiles and of being shot.  Those who suffer from this phobia usually will withdraw from society to avoid being put in a position where it is possible to get shot.

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


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