Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cremnophobia: The Fear of Precipices

Cremnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of precipices or steep cliffs.  Those with this phobia fear steep places and being near the edge of cliffs.
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 Cremnophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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