Sunday, February 5, 2012

Xanthophobia: The Fear of the Color Yellow

Xanthophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.  Seeing the color yellow or seeing or hearing the word yellow can cause extreme panic in those who suffer from this phobia.
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 Xanthophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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