Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Erythrophobia: The Fear of Blushing

Erythrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of blushing, red lights and the color red.  It is also known as Erytophobia and Ereuthrophobia.
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 Erythrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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