Thursday, February 16, 2012

Leprophobia: The Fear of Leprosy

Leprophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Leprosy.  Those who suffer from this phobia may actually believe they have leprosy.  Leprophobia is also known as Lepraphobia.
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 Leprophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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