Monday, February 27, 2012

Kinetophobia: The Fear of Movement or Motion

Kinetophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of movement or motion.  This phobia is usually caused by a traumatic injury.  Movement becomes associated with pain so the person becomes afraid to move.  Kinetophobia is also known as Kinesophobia.
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 Kinesophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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