Thursday, January 5, 2012

Basophobia: The Fear of Walking or Falling

Basophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of walking or falling and those who suffer from this phobia have an inability to stand.  Basophobia is also known as Basiphobia and usually occurs in children.

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


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