athazagoraphobia – the fear of forgetting, being forgotten or ignored, or being replaced

Am vazut poza asta la cineva pe Facebook si mi-a trezit frica din mine. Mi-am amintit ca cel mai frica imi este de uitare, despre care am mai scris aici.

Uitarea-i asa o boala grea. Cateodata ti-o doresti, vrei sa uiti oameni, locuri si momente. Vrei sa uiti ca ai simtit.

Si cateodata suferi de acest athazagoraphobia. El/ea uita, insa tu nu vrei asta. Vrei sa pastrezi acolo, cat de poate de viu, acele momente, oameni si locuri. Si frica asta o simti cum coboara pe sira spinarii pana la extremitati, apoi urca si se blocheaza in ceafa, suficient cat sa-ti aminteasca acest aspect ori de cate ori misti capul. Sau iti doresti sa dormi. Sau sa visezi.

Si cateva explicatii medicale via

Why are people afraid to be forgotten?

The fear of being forgotten is something totally natural because everyone wants to feel important and appreciated by their loved ones. Through self-confidence and self-esteem, many are able to overcome this insecurity and avoid thinking about this fear all the time. This is not the case of someone who suffers from athazagoraphobia.

When this natural fear of being forgotten is confirmed by someone’s actions, it can be very damaging to the self-esteem of someone suffering from this phobia. This situation can lead to a constant worry of being left behind. If these fears continue to grow, they may develop into athazagoraphobia.

People who are very withdrawn or shy are more susceptible to worry about whether or not they are being remembered by the people they care about. This phobia can also be caused by a person’s own insecurities or past experiences in which he or she has been forgotten by someone important in their lives.

What are the main causes?

In general, athazagoraphobia is usually caused by a combination of traumatic events and the genetics of a person. Most specific phobias are usually related to a specific event that triggers the fear; these traumatic experiences often occur at an early age or are extremely shocking.

Furthermore, studies have shown that heredity, genetics and brain chemistry also play an important role in people who develop phobias.

Common Symptoms

The symptoms may vary depending on the level of fear felt by a person suffering from this phobia. Despite this fact, there are common athazagoraphobia symptoms which include extreme fear of being abandoned or forgotten. In addition, the person may suffer panic attacks which often cause:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive sweating
  • Slurred words or phrases
  • Nausea
  • Tremors in the body

Do medicines help?

Is true that there are medications for athazagoraphobia, but is important to consider that these often cause side effects and / or severe withdrawal symptoms that may deeply affect a person´s life. In addition, you should know that these drugs do not cure the cause of the phobia, but rather focus on temporarily suppressing the symptoms.