Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Toxiphobia: The Fear of Poison

Toxiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of poison or of being accidentally poisoned.  It is also known as Toxophobia, Toxicophobia and Iophobia.
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 Toxiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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