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Asterphobia (Fear of Thunderstorms) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy Astraphobia is a persistent fear of thunderstorms. Sufferers experience anxiety even when they realize the risk of harm is very small. Consequently, when indoors they might seek shelter under a bed, in a closet or in a basement. They generally keep a watchful eye on the sky and remain alert for reports of electrical storms. "Astraphobia" is derived from the Greek "aster" (star) and "phobos" (fear). A related term is brontophobia: fear of thunder. Astraphobia, fear of thunderstorms, brontophobia, fear of thunder.

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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