Thursday, May 16, 2013

Pediophobia: The Fear of Dolls

Pediophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dolls.  Some fear all dolls and stuffed toys, while others only fear a specific kind.  Talking dolls are usually the most fared, along with really old dolls.  Movies like Child’s Play can certainly trigger and/or provoke this Pediophobia.
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 Pediophbobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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