Scoleciphobia is the fear of worms. The origin of the word scoleci is Greek (meaning worm) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Scoleciphobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page.
Symptoms of Fear of Worms ( Scoleciphobia )
Those who truly possess an excessive fear of Worm will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Being overly cautious
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to speak
- A feeling of detachment from reality
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Feelings of unsteadiness
Story of a person with the Scooleciphobia
I am terrified of worms. Just thinking about them is making me sick! The sight of them makes me want to vomit. I hate it when it rains!!!!!!!!!!
I even know why I’m terrified of them, but that doesn’t help. ugh