Monday, January 16, 2012

Eleutherophobia: The Fear of Freedom

Eleutherophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of freedom.  Those who have been in prison for a long time may develop this phobia when they are finally released.

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


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