Fear Of The Dark
Many of us fear the dark. We need to gather more courage and have to convince ourselves to go into a dark room or dark environment. Fear of darkness is called Nyctophobia, Scotophobia or Lygophobia.
Most children develop a fear for darkness or night. But this fear usually decreases as they grow up. The reason for this fear is that since we can't see anything in the dark, our brain may send confusing signals and we anticipate trouble.
Exposure therapy is an effective method to treat this fear. Therapist finds out the reason behind this irrational fear and helps the person overcome his fear of darkness.
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