Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Antlophobia: The Fear of Floods

Antlophobia is the extreme and irrational fear of floods. If you have ever found yourself in the middle of a major flood then it shouldn’t be hard to understand why people may develop this phobia.

Floods can be extremely traumatic and the devastation that they cause is definitely life changing. When you lose everything you own and almost lose your life in a flood, it puts you at high risk for Antlophobia.

Could you imagine a simple rain shower causing you to go into extreme panic, trembling and sweating a little more with each rain drop? Those who suffer from Antlophobia live every day of their lives in constant fear of flooding. They may not have ever even been in a flood, but they see the devastation it causes and become terrified of what might happen.

There is not a lot of information on this phobia. It might be that it’s just been named or that people have not spoken up about it. If you have this phobia please tell us your story.


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