Friday, November 9, 2012

Paraskavedekatriaphobia: The Fear of Friday the 13th

Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of Friday the 13th. This day is considered an unlucky and this causes many people to fear it.  The “Friday the 13th” movies have also played into this fear and have consequently increased it.
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 Paraskavedekatriaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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