Friday, February 24, 2012

Radiophobia: The Fear of Radiation

Radiophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of radiation, x-rays or nuclear energy.  Radiophobia is triggered by a lack of information and understanding.
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 Radiophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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