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The Nyctophobia-Fear Of The Dark page covers the causes, signs, symptoms and treatment, along with self help steps you can take to fight this disease.

Nyctophobia-Fear Of The Dark

Fear Of The Dark Signs And Symptoms:

While most of us have experienced some fear of the dark, particularly during childhood, our fears usually didn't rise to the level of nyctophobia.  Rational fear of the dark is good for us, producing caution and alertness for the natural dangers of darkness, from tripping over something unseen to being attacked by a nocturnal animal in rural areas.  Nyctophobia is an extreme and irrational anxiety response to darkness where we know we are safe, like in our bedroom.  Symptoms include nausea, sweatiness, disorientation, loss of control...even panic attacks.  Here are some recent best-selling books on how to overcome fear of the dark

Fear Of The Dark Causes:

Nyctophobia is more commonly a problem in childhood, where experience hasn't taught us when we're safe.  Nyctophobia in adults is usually an indication we haven't faced that fear early on, and possibly had some bad darkness experiences in the past.

Fear Of The Dark Treatment:

Treatment with anxiety medication is often recommended for cases where frequent panic attacks and lose of sleep occur.  Please make sure any medicine is accompanied by psychological therapy to resolve the root of the problem and eliminate the meds.

Fear Of The Dark Self Help:

Facing the "monster in the closet" is the best home therapy for children and adults.  As we become confident that darkness, itself, is no threat, we get back to a rational fear level.  Sometimes, a night-light can help.  With a dimmer switch, it's possible to gradually decrease the amount of light over months, training ourselves to accept darkness. 

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Mental Health conditions can be frustrating and painful.  We both know there are no guaranteed cures or quick fixes, whether medicine, nutrition, herbs or anything else.  Many illnesses are "incurable" from the medical standpoint.  Complete healing is possible...including mind, body and spirit...from God.  If you want God's help with this or any problem, go to Help From God.

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