Friday, June 8, 2012

Mottephobia: The Fear of Moths

Mottephobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of moths.  Moths are insects that are related to butterflies.  There are approximately 160,000 species of moths.
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 Mottephobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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