Friday, November 9, 2012

Parasitophobia: The Fear of Parasites

Parasitophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of parasites.  Those with this phobia believe they are infested with parasites.  Parasitophobia is also known as Delusional Parasitosis.
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 Parasitophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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