Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Myrmecophobia: The Fear of Ants

Myrmecophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of ants.  Those who suffer from this phobia may fear ants contaminating their food or invading their home.
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 Myrmecophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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