Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Staurophobia: The Fear of Crosses or of the Crucifix

Staurophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of crosses or of the crucifix.
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 Staurophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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