Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Myxophobia: The Fear of Slime

Myxophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of slime.  Slimy things are unpleasant for most people, but for those with this phobia it makes them nauseous and can cause extreme anxiety.  Myxophobia is also known as Blennophobia.
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 Myxophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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