Monday, October 22, 2012

Siderophobia: The Fear of Stars

Siderophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of stars.  This phobia is extremely rare and may be connected to the fear of aliens, fear of the dark or the fear of being away from home.  Siderophobia is also known as Astrophobia.
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 Siderophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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