Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Elurophobia: The Fear of Cats

Elurophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cats.  It is also known as Ailurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia and Felinophobia.

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


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