Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Chaetophobia: The Fear of Hair

Chaetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of hair.  Those who suffer from this phobia will avoid people who have excess hair and they also are afraid of some animal hair.

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


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