Achluophobia

by Grace Alt

DEFINITION

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


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CAUSES

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

SYMPTOMS

Lost mental balance, sleepless nights, disability to do routine activities, inability to speak and think properly
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TREATMENTS

Simulations requiring to sit in the darkness - create understanding that the darkness is not dangerous - requires dedication

FAMOUS PEOPLE AFFECTED

Young people, women and children, Megan Fox
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INTERESTING FACTS

1) manifestation of separation anxiety disorder - Sigmund Freud

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

1) 1963, Ali. "Achluophobia- Fear of Darkness." Flickr. Yahoo!, 12 July 2010. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <https://www.flickr.com/photos/mattboziwick/4747450845/?rb=1>.

2) "Achluophobia - Fear of Darkness | Phobia Source." Achluophobia - Fear of Darkness | Phobia Source. WordPress. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.phobiasource.com/achluophobia/>.

3) "Flickriver: Most Interesting Photos Tagged with Achluophobia." Flickriver: Most Interesting Photos Tagged with Achluophobia. Flickriver.com. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.flickriver.com/photos/tags/achluophobia/interesting/>.

4) "Megan Fox Wallpapers - Page 1 - HD Wallpapers." Megan Fox Wallpapers - Page 1 - HD Wallpapers. HD Wallpapers. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.hdwallpapers.in/megan_fox-desktop-wallpapers.html>.

5) "Top 10 Weirdest Celebrity Phobias: The Famous Faces and Their Fears [PHOTOS]." International Business Times. IBT Media Inc. Web. 11 Dec. 2014. <http://www.ibtimes.com/top-10-weirdest-celebrity-phobias-famous-faces-their-fears-photos-390106>.