Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pedophobia: The Fear of Children

Pedophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of children.  I have to say that I have met some children that literally scare the hell out of me and this is one of the biggest triggers for this phobia.  Others develop this phobia based on the fear of having children and the responsibility that comes with raising them.  Some have reasons for this phobia that no one will understand.
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 Pedophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


Total Pageviews