Friday, February 10, 2012

Insectophobia: The Fear of Insects or Bugs

Insectophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of insects or bugs.  This phobia is also known as Entomophobia.
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 Insectophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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