by Grace Alt


Achluophobia, also known as Myctophobia, Scotophobia or Nyctophobia, is an abnormal fear of darkness

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Danger or trauma experienced involving darkness - watching a scary TV show in darkness - incorporating such scene in reality


Lost mental balance, sleepless nights, disability to do routine activities, inability to speak and think properly
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Simulations requiring to sit in the darkness - create understanding that the darkness is not dangerous - requires dedication


Young people, women and children, Megan Fox
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1) manifestation of separation anxiety disorder - Sigmund Freud

2) scientists conditioned rats, notcturnal animals, to fear the dark
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Works Consulted

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5) "Top 10 Weirdest Celebrity Phobias: The Famous Faces and Their Fears [PHOTOS]." International Business Times. IBT Media Inc. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <>.