Friday, February 24, 2012

Thalassophobia: The Fear of the Sea

Thalassophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the sea.  Those who suffer from this phobia are afraid of being in the ocean.  Thalassophobia isn’t a common phobia and can be triggered by seeing or hearing about a large sea creature.
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 Thalassophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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