Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Scatophobia: The Fear of Fecal Matter

Scatophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of fecal matter.  Fecal matter is completely gross for one thing, but it also contains a lot of bacteria, germs and things we really don’t need to come in contact with and these are just some of the reasons some people have Scatophobia.
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 Scatophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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