Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Nucleomituphobia: The Fear of Nuclear Weapons

Nucleomituphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of nuclear weapons.  This is a legitimate fear that began with the advent of the atomic bomb, but it is often taken to the extreme.  Nucleomituphobia is closely related to Radiophobia, the fear of radiation.
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 Nucleomituphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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