Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Melanophobia: The Fear of the Color Black

Melanophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the color black.  This phobia can be triggered by the stigma of black being associated with bad or evil things and death.
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 Melanophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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