Friday, April 20, 2012

Noctiphobia: The Fear of Night and Darkness

Noctiphobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of night and darkness.  It is also known as Nyctophobia.  This phobia can be triggered by horror movies and a fear of the unknown things lurking in the darkness.  Noctiphobia is also known as Nyctophobia.
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 Noctiphobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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