Thursday, March 21, 2013

Pogonophobia: The Fear of Beards

Pogonophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear or dislike of beards.  I’m going to take a wild guess that those who suffer from this phobia don’t watch Duck Dynasty.  Beards have once again become popular among men and for those who have Pogonophobia the beard fad is a nightmare.  Obviously men with phobia won’t grow a beard and everyone with this phobia will try to avoid anyone with a beard.  This can have a major impact on their lives.
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?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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