Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kynophobia: The Fear of Dogs or Rabies

Kynophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dogs or rabies. This phobia may develop after being bitten or attacked by a dog.  Kynophobia is also known as Cynophobia.
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 Kynophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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