Definition of nyctophobia in English:
Extreme or irrational fear of the night or of darkness.
- Other standard phobias are nyctophobia, a fear of the dark, and ochlophobia a fear of crowds, from the Greek words for night and crowd respectively.
- For nyctophobia, try facing the darkness with another person that brings a feeling of safety, such as a parent or good friend.
- Nyctophobia is mostly present in young children, and starts out with night terrors and a healthy fear of the boogeyman.
Definition of nyctophobia in:
- US English dictionary
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