Friday, February 24, 2012

Psychrophobia: The Fear of Cold

Psychrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of cold.  It is also known as Frigophobia, Cheimaphobia and Cryophobia.
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 Psychrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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