Friday, January 18, 2013

Scolionophobia: The Fear of School

Scolionophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of school.  Children who are bullied or have learning disabilities may develop this phobia.  This phobia is also known as Didaskaleinophobia.  Scolionophobia is related to Sophophobia, the fear of learning and Gnosiophobia, the fear of knowledge.
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 Scolionophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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