Sunday, February 12, 2012

Helminthophobia: The Fear of Worms or of Being Infested with Worms

Helminthophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of worms or of being infested with worms.
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 Helminthophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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