Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Sciophobia: The Fear of Shadows

Sciophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of shadows.  Shadows scare me on a regular basis, especially my own.  I don’t have a phobia of them, but I can see why some people do. Sciophobia is also known as Sciaphobia.
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 Sciophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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