Decidophobia

the fear of making decisions By:Hannah Hedin

symtoms of decidophobia

The symptoms of decidophobia are similar to that of an anxiety disorder, however, the difference is that the symptoms only come about when the person with the phobia is faced with a decision. The decision could be as small as what to eat for breakfast and as large as deciding to buy a new house.

SYMPTOMS:

Dry mouth

Excessive sweating

Muscle tension

Dizziness/nausea

Hyperventilation

Feeling of being stuck

Irrational feeling of impending disaster

How it effects your life

Decidophobia can eventually lead to a person becoming unable to make any sort of personal decision regardless of the severity. This often leads to complete dependence on another person. It can also cause a person to place all of their trust, belief, and money in psychics, astrology, and tarot cards.

treatments

The only effective treatments are a type of cognitive therapy and antianxiety medications