Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Trichinophobia: The Fear of Trichinosis

Trichinophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of trichinosis.  Trichininosis is a disease caused by parasites known as trichinella spiralis or the roundworm.  It infects and damages body tissues and is obtained by eating raw or undercooked meat from animals that are infected by the parasite.
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 Trichinophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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