Friday, February 3, 2012

Xylophobia: The Fear of Wooden Objects or of Forests

Xylophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of wooden objects or of forests.
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 Xylophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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