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Phobia definition, a persistent, irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a compelling desire to avoid it. See more.

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Get the facts on phobia causes, symptoms, and treatments. Types of phobias include social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobias (claustrophobia, arachnophobia).

Phobia - Wikipedia
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by a persistent fear of an object or situation. The phobia typically results in a rapid onset of fear and is present ...

Phobia | Definition of Phobia by Merriam-Webster
Define phobia: an exaggerated usually inexplicable and illogical fear of a particular object, class of objects, or situation — phobia in a sentence

Phobia | definition of phobia by Medical dictionary
phobia [fo´be-ah] a persistent, irrational, intense fear of a specific object, activity, or situation (the phobic stimulus), fear that is recognized as being ...

Phobias: Specific Phobias Types and Symptoms
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Sailing at Night
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Achluophobia, the fear of the dark, is the third most common phobia in the world, with nearly 75 percent of adults reporting some level of fear when the lights go out. According to researchers at the University of Toronto, the fear of darkness is ...

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Phobiac: NØMADS' Nathan Lithgow on fear of the dark, and show at Third Man next week
Detroit Metro Times
This guy put together this amazing list of clinical phobias that have been diagnosed throughout the history of psychology, and as I was searching through for "achluophobia," which is the fear of darkness. It just kind of became very compelling to me to ...

Elite Daily

People Who Are Afraid Of The Dark Aren't Immature, They're Imaginative
Elite Daily
Fear of darkness, known as nyctophobia (or achluophobia in extreme forms), is actually a pretty common condition that many people can't seem to shake, even as adults. In fact, a 2012 UK survey found that nearly 40 percent of respondents were afraid to ...

Why so many adults can't shake their fear of the dark - or sleep without a light on
This doesn't stop there being those 'common' animals, insects, places, situations and sensations which have so many of us either freezing rigid or getting very upset about. While a fear of the dark is perhaps something we associate more with childhood ...

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PHOBIA: Trailer For The Anglo Italo Horror Anthology About All Your Fears
ScreenAnarchy (blog)
Alessandro Giordani (ITALY) – Astrophobia – Fear of stars or celestial space. Jason Impey (UK) – Achluophobia – fear of darkness. Alessandro Redaelli (ITALY) -Parthenophobia – Fear of virgins or young girls. Sunny King (NIGERIA) – Nychtohobia – Fear of ...


Techly Explains: The crippling fear of blushing, and whether we can cure it
Imagine you've just been told to stand up and sing in front of a room full of strangers. For most people, this is a pretty terrifying thing, and it would be accompanied by a normal physiological response. First, your nervous system would tell your face ...

Scaring kids with ghosts and monsters can have psychological effects
According to Bess and Nina, when fear of the dark reaches a degree that is severe enough to be considered pathological, it is called nyctophobia or achluophobia, one of the most common phobias in both children and young adults. The two psychiatrists ...

Fright Haven opens this weekend in Stratford
Stratford Star
Fright Haven, one of the state's most attended and highly-acclaimed haunted houses of horror, will open its doors starting Saturday at Stratford Square, 411 Barnum Avenue Cutoff. Fright Haven is the only professional indoor haunted attraction between ...

Halloween cocktails that are so sophisticated it's spooky
More: 21 spooky Halloween cocktails to celebrate in style. 4. Midnight's Shadow recipe (inspired by achluophobia — the fear of darkness). 5 chic Halloween cocktails that tap into your dark side... in a playful Image: Andrew Kist. Created by Masa ...


Achluophobia is a severe pathological fear of nighttime darkness. Other names for this fear include nyctophobia/myctophobia (from the Greek word for “night”), scotophobia (“darkness”), or lygophobia (“twilight”). The fear of the dark is extremely ...



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