Monday, January 23, 2012

Genuphobia: The Fear of Knees

Genuphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of knees.  Those who suffer from this phobia can’t look at, feel or touch knees without having severe anxiety attacks.  Stephanie Cockerill suffers from Genuphobia.  Read her story here.
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 Genuphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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