Saturday, March 17, 2012

Melissophobia: The Fear of Bees

Melissophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of bees.  This phobia is closely related to Spheksophobia, the fear of wasps.  Melissophobia is also known as Apiphobia.
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 Melissophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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