Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Syphilophobia: The Fear of Syphilis


Syphilophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Syphilis.  Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease that can usually be treated with antibiotics.  If it is left untreated it can be fatal.  This may be one of the reasons people develop Syphilophobia.
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 Syphilophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?

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