Sunday, February 12, 2012

Pteronophobia: The Fear of Feathers

Pteronophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of feathers or of being tickled by feathers.  This phobia may be related to fears of birds, chickens and other feathered animals or things.
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 Pteronophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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