Monday, January 16, 2012

Deipnophobia: The Fear of Dining or Dinner Conversation

Deipnophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dining or dinner conversation.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear carrying on a conversation while eating.  They prefer and request complete silence while they eat.

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


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