Sunday, February 12, 2012

Laliophobia: The Fear of Speaking

Laliophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of speaking.  This phobia may be caused by a fear of stuttering while speaking.  It is often aggravated by anxieties of being self-conscious.
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 Laliophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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