Friday, January 6, 2012

Cainophobia: The Fear of Newness or Novelty

Cainophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of newness or novelty.  Those who suffer from this phobia have a fear change and anything new.  Neophobia also means a fear of newness.

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


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