Thursday, July 5, 2012

Ombrophobia: The Fear of Rain or of being Rained On

Ombrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of rain or of being rained on.  This phobia may be caused by a fear of disease or sickness.  Many of us were told as children that if we played in the rain we would get sick.  Another cause may be a depression that is associated with dark gloomy rainy days.
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 Ombrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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