Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hylophobia: The Fear of Forests

Hylophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of forests. This phobia is also known as Xylophobia.  Hylophobia is closely related to Nyctohylophobia, the fear of dark wooded areas or forests at night.
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 Hylophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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