Monday, January 16, 2012

Cometophobia: The Fear of Comets

Cometophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of comets.  Those who suffer from this phobia especially fear comets that come close to the earth or are expected to in the future.

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


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