Thursday, August 22, 2013

Phronemophobia: The Fear of Thinking

Phronemophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of thinking.  Those with this phobia feel that if they think about doing something then they will actually do it.  They tend to confuse fantasy with reality and don’t understand that they can think things without those thoughts becoming reality.  Phronemophobes may show symptoms of ADHD because they will do anything to distract themselves from their own thoughts.
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 Phronemophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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