Thursday, January 19, 2012

Enochlophobia: The Fear of Crowds

Enochlophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crowds.  Those who suffer from this phobia fear being trampled, germs and getting lost in large crowds. This phobia is related to Demophobia and Agoraphobia. 
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 Enochlophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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