Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tomophobia: The Fear of Surgical Operations

Tomophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of surgical operations.  Many of those who suffer from the phobia will deny much needed operations because of their fear.
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 Tomophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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