Monday, September 23, 2013

Photoaugliaphobia: The Fear of Glaring Lights

Photoaugliaphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of glaring lights.  Those who have this phobia have a fear of all glaring lights, like headlights, which will probably prevent them from driving at night.  Flash photography may trigger this phobia.  Photoaugliaphobia is related to Photophobia, the fear of light and also to Selaphobia, the fear of flashing lights.
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 Photoaugliaphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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