Friday, April 20, 2012

Neophobia: The Fear of Anything New

Neophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of anything new or new experiences.  It is also known as Cainophobia and Cainotophobia.
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 Neophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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