Friday, May 24, 2013

Phalacrophobia: The Fear of Becoming Bald

Phalacrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of becoming bald.  This phobia is closely related to Peladophobia, the fear of bald people.  A family history of becoming bald at an early age can trigger this phobia.  Also someone who has an obsession with having perfect hair can develop Phalcrophobia.
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 Phalacrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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