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

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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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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 excessive or ...

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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).

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The Cheat Sheet

15 Things About Thunderstorms You Probably Didn't Know and Why You Should Keep Your Feet Together During One
The Cheat Sheet
Little kids think thunder is scarier than lightning. Adults know better. But not every myth you've ever heard about thunderstorms is necessarily true. However, there is a weird reason why you should keep your feet together during a thunderstorm (page ...

The Columbian

Weather Eye: Weak system will keep marine influence here for several days
The Columbian
There are those who have astraphobia (fear of lightning and thunder), and I'm sure they avoid it at all risks by staying indoors. Fulminologists (those who study lightning) will tell you that if you hear thunder, go indoors. There is an old saying ...

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How to thunder-proof your dog
Jackson Hole News&Guide
Many dogs find thunderstorms upsetting, and responses range from mild to severe. It seems some dogs are genetically predisposed to ... even more are bothered to some degree by thunder. Some dogs are just a little afraid of thunderstorms, while others ...

The Telegraph India

Bolt of dread in drama of lightning
The Telegraph India
Calcutta: Streaks of lightning coursing through an almost pitch-dark morning sky to the accompaniment of deafening drum rolls of thunder on Monday infused fear and enriched the city's monsoon lexicon. Astraphobia (from the Greek word astrape) defines ...

Leinster Leader

ASK THE KILDARE DOC: Reader thunderstruck by a lifelong phobia of storms
Leinster Leader
Many people who have astraphobia will look for extra shelter from the storm. ... Watch movies / YouTube clips of thunder and lightning to the point that fear is present, then engage in controlled breathing exercises, mental visualisation and soothing ...


Scared of thunder and lightning? You have astraphobia
Thunderstorms are unpredictable. They can sometimes intensify fast and produce damaging winds, cloud to ground lightning that comes crashing downward, tornadoes, or perhaps flooding. I know when I was a kid, I was terrified by loud thunder and ...

Big Think

Afraid of lightning? Go to Antarctica - or Egypt
Big Think
The rough patch that swept over the country past weekend has been dubbed “The Mother of all Thunderstorms”. The south of England was lashed by heavy rains and struck by lightning up to 20,000 times. The dramatic wave of lightning bolts sweeping across ...

The Conversation AU (blog)

Health Check: why are some people afraid of heights?
The Conversation AU (blog)
The term acrophobia is reserved for people with extreme, irrational and persistent fears of heights and situations associated with them. It's one of the so-called natural environment phobias, which also include a fear of thunder and lightning ...

WeatherNation (press release) (blog)

The Sky Is Falling and Other Weather Phobias
WeatherNation (press release) (blog)
It's true weather can be scary sometimes but as many as 1 in 10 Americans may suffer irrational fear of some extent to certain atmospheric events. Weather events can cause loss of life and property, so a little fear may be just the motivating factor to ...

Thundersnow 'booms' along nor'easter's path
Fox News
“Although thunderstorms are less common in the winter, sometimes lightning can occur within snowstorms and is called thundersnow,” the National Oceanic and Atmsopheric Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory says online. “Thundersnow can ...

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