Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hydrophobia: The Fear of Water or Rabies

Hydrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of water or rabies.  This phobia is described by The Free Dictionary as a fear of drinking fluids, especially that of a person with rabies because of painful spasms when trying to swallow.
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 Hydrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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