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Hedonophobia (from Greek hedon, "pleasure") is the fear of feeling pleasure, like happiness, love, and proudness. Some individuals claim that feeling pleasure may lead to misery, so they would avoid pleasure. Hedonophobes would purposely do inappropriate things, break and discard their belongings, and make mistakes often to make them feel regretful and frustrated. Hedonophobes feeling good may result in symptoms like nausea, lack of breathing, sweating, lack of adrenaline, and dread. It can be treated using cognitive-behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, psychotherapy, or medications.

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