Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dementophobia: The Fear of Insanity

Dementopobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of insanity.  Those who suffer from this phobia feel they are losing touch with reality.  Dementophobia can be triggered by a family history of mental illness or severe stress.

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


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