Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Testophobia: The Fear of Taking Tests

Testophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of taking tests.  This is caused primarily by the fear of what the results will be.  They fear failing so they don’t want to take the test.
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 Testophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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