Monday, January 16, 2012

Coimetrophobia: The Fear of Cemeteries

Coimetrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cemeteries.  Those who suffer with this phobia usually also fear funerals, tombstones and dead bodies.  They will go out of their way to avoid cemeteries.

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


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