Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Demophobia: The Fear of Crowds

Demophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crowds.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear mob-like crowds.  Demophobia is also known as Ochlophobia.

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


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