Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oikophobia: The Fear of Pain

Oikophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of home surroundings or a house.  It is closely related to Nostophobia, the fear of returning home. Oikophobia is also known as Domatophoia and Eicophobia.
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 Oikophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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