Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Astraphobia: The Fear of Thunder and Lightning

Astraphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of thunder and lightning.  It is also known as Astrapophobia, Tonitrophobia, Brontophobia, Ceraunophobia and Keraunophobia.

A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.

Do you suffer from Astraphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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