Monday, October 28, 2013

Pneumatiphobia: The Fear of Spirits

Pneumatiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of spirits.  The paranormal world is intriguing, mysterious and a bit scary to everyone who believes in it, but for some the thought of ghosts and spirits can cause a paralyzing fear…a phobia.  Some develop this phobia by all the stories and movies about the paranormal, while others develop the phobia after witnessing paranormal activity first hand.  Once you see an actual spirit, it stays with you forever and it can be overwhelming.
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 Pneumatiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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