Asterphobia (Fear of Thunderstorms)

Asterphobia (Fear of Thunderstorms)

Dr. KennedyAstraphobia 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.

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