Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cryophobia: The Fear of Extreme Cold, Ice or Frost

Cryophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of extreme cold, ice or frost. This includes cold weather and cold objects.  Those who suffer from this phobia will avoid cold foods and ice cubes.  They may dress warmer than necessary and will usually live in warmer climates.
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 Cryophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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