Astraphobia

Astraphobia

[as-truh-foh-bee-uh]

Astraphobia, also known as Brontophobia, Keraunophobia, or Tonitrophobia, is an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning, a type of a specific phobia. It is quite common in dogs. Ceraunophobia is specifically the fear of thunder, but not lightning.

Symptoms and treatment for astraphobia are similar for that of all other specific phobias.

References

  1. Definition MedicineNet Retrieved 20070618

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