Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thermophobia: The Fear of Heat

Thermophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of heat.  This includes hot weather and hot objects.  Those who suffer from this phobia may live in a cold climate, stay inside when it’s hot outside and avoid hot water and hot food.
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 Thermophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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