Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cyclophobia: The Fear of Bicycles


Cyclophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bicycles.  This phobia can be caused by never learning how to ride a bicycle as a child.  Other causes are seeing or being in a bad accident on a bicycle or being startled by someone passing by on a bicycle.
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 Cyclophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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