Friday, February 10, 2012

Isolophobia: The Fear of Solitude or Being Alone

Isolophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of solitude or being alone.  This is a common phobia and anxiety disorder.  Isolophobia is also known as Autophobia, Monophobia and Eremophobia.
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 Isolophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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