Thursday, February 9, 2012

Nyctohylophobia: The Fear of Dark Wooded Areas or Forests at Night

Nyctohylophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of dark wooded areas or forests at night.  This phobia is closely related to Nyctophobia, the fear of the dark and Dendrophobia, the fear of trees.
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 Nyctohylophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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