Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Lyssophobia: The Fear of Rabies or Becoming Mad

Lyssophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of rabies, catching rabies, becoming mad, becoming insane or having a nervous breakdown.
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 Lyssophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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