Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vestiphobia: The Fear of Clothing

Vestiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of clothing.  Those who suffer from this phobia wear loose and over-sized clothing.  Extreme cases of this phobia may result in total withdrawal from society so they don’t have to wear any clothes at all.
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 Vestiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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