Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kyphophobia: The Fear of Stooping

Kyphophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stooping or being crooked.  This phobia may be related to Gerascophobia, the fear of growing old.
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 Kyphophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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