Friday, January 27, 2012

Epistaxiophobia: The Fear of Nosebleeds

Epistaxiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of nosebleeds.  Nosebleeds can be a sign of a serious illness so this alone could trigger it.  Those who suffer from this phobia may also fear having a nosebleed in public.
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 Epistaxiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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