Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pharmacophobia: The Fear of Drugs

Pharmacophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of drugs.  Those with this phobia are terrified of pills and injections.  This phobia is often associated with Iatrophbobia, the fear of doctors and Neopharmaphobia, the fear of new drugs.
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 Pharmacophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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