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Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia, an abnormal, irrational fear of birds.


Ornithophobia can cause the following symptoms: breathlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, feeling sick, shaking, heart palpitations, inability to speak or think clearly, a fear of dying, becoming mad or losing control, or a full-blown anxiety attack.

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  • Calef V., Alcoholism and ornithophobia in women, Psychoanal Q. 1967;36(4):584-7.