Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sitophobia: The Fear of Food or Food Eating

Sitophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of food or food eating.  This phobia may be brought on by certain medical conditions and treatments that cause severe stomach upset such as digestive disorders and chemotherapy.  Sitophobia also goes hand in hand with Anorexia.  This phobia is also known as Cibophobia.
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 Sitophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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