Nosemaphobia is the fear of becoming ill. The origin of the word nosema is Greek (meaning disease or sickness) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear). Nosemaphobia is considered to be a specific phobia, which is discussed on the home page. Nosemaaphobia is also called Nosophobia.
Causes of Nosemaphobia
Causes, like symptoms, will vary from person to person. Some people can also develop phobias with no direct cause at all. Most often, though, phobias are caused by a trauma
which usually occurs during childhood.
Symptoms of Fear of becoming ill
Those who truly possess an excessive fear of having an accident will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:
- Excessive sweating
- Dry mouth
- Being overly cautious
- Heart palpitations
- Inability to speak
- Becoming angry
- A feeling of detachment from reality
- Uncontrollable shaking
- Feelings of unsteadiness