Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Felinophobia: The Fear of Cats

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

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


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