Monday, February 27, 2012

Hobophobia: The Fear of Bums or Beggars

Hobophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bums, beggars or the homeless.  This can be caused by a lack of exposure to the homeless.  The quickest way to cure Hobophobia is to have to face homelessness yourself.
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 Hobophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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