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[3 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Felinophobia is the irrational and persistent fear of cats, and is otherwise known as galeophobia or gatophobia. Individuals who’ve felinophobia keep away from cats at any time when possible. When they see or have the anticipation of being near a cat, they can be very afraid. This fear might manifest itself in many physical and emotional symptoms including: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a sensation of detachment from actuality or a full blown anxiety attack.
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[6 Jun 2010 | No Comment | ]

Ailurophobia is a specific phobia known to be an irrational and persistent fear of cats. This phobia is also known as Elurophobia, Felinophobia or Gatophobia.
Like all other fears and phobias, Ailurophobia is often created by the unconscious mind as a defense mechanism. This phobia may have been obtained from a real life scare that has something to do with cats and was linked to an emotional trauma. Ailurophobia may also be triggered from seeing someone else experiencing the same trauma. If the negative impact of the unconscious mind remained strong …