Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Porphyrophobia: The Fear of the Color Purple

Porphyrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of the color purple.  Those who suffer from this phobia may suffer extreme anxiety from coming in contact with anything that is purple and in extreme cases just from hearing the word “purple”.
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 Porphyrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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