Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Traumatophobia: The Fear of Injury

Traumatophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of physical injury or of battle.  This phobia is associated with Blood-Injury-Injection or BII Phobia.  It is most common in females and those with less education.
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 Traumatophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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