Thursday, April 25, 2013

Peccatophobia: The Fear of Sinning or Imaginary Crimes

Peccatophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.  This phobia is closely related to Hamartophobia, the fear of sinning.
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 Peccatophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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