Excessive Fear Accompanied By Shortness Of Breath When In A Dark Room?
I if in a dark place can not stand even crying and screaming, breathing is also tight if dark. Especially if my power cuts are falling asleep at night when I wake up immediately because of the rust, can be short of breath. I just have to look for light even though a single point of light
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If you experience excessive fear of a specific thing that actually will not significantly cause injury or a certain danger to yourself, and the condition is to cause significant interference in your life, then you can indeed be said to have a phobia. Dark phobia is also called nyctophobia.
The symptoms that you experience every time you are in a dark room, most likely indeed caused by nyctophobia. To help overcome this phobia, there are 2 things you can do. The first is to avoid completely the cause of your phobia. You can try to bring a lamp or a small flashlight wherever you go, or you can also install a small lamp that can stay lit when the electricity goes out in your bedroom. If indeed the source of your fear is inevitable, then you should consider doing the second thing, which is trying to eliminate your phobia.
You can try to consult with a psychologist or psychiatrist to help you eliminate your phobia against the dark. Therapy to eliminate phobias is done by behavioral cognitive psychotherapy and also desensitization therapy. This desensitization therapy is done by slowly exposing what you are afraid of until you become immune and no longer afraid of it. For example, you can be asked to look at a picture of a dark room first, imagine yourself in a dark room, until finally (if you have successfully overcome your fear with light exposure before), you will be asked to stay in a dark room (starting with several seconds, a few minutes, until later you will not be afraid anymore in the dark room).
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