Friday, January 6, 2012

Belonephobia: The Fear of Sharply Pointed Objects

Belonephobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sharply pointed objects such as pins and needles.  This phobia is closely related to Trypanophobia, the fear of injections or medical needles and Aichomophobia, the fear of non-medical needles.

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


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