Monday, January 2, 2012

Cathisophobia: The Fear of Sitting

Cathisophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sitting down.  It is also known as Kathisophobia.  It comes from the Greek word kathizein which means to sit.
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 Cathisophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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