Friday, September 27, 2013

Scopophobia: The Fear of Being Seen or Stared At

Scopophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of being seen or stared at. Those who are insecure are greatly affected by this phobia.  They’re afraid that if someone looks at them long enough they will see all of their flaws. Some people just get nervous if they are stared at for too long. Scopophobia is also known as Scoptophobia and Ophthalmophobia.
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 Scopophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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