nyctophobia


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nyctophobia

[‚nik·tə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of night and darkness.
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Sugai stresses that when a child psychiatrist or psychologist encounters children with nyctophobia and other abnormal fears, one must also assess the family-'whether there are other family members, like parents or siblings, who are perpetuating fear in the home, such as an abusive parent or an older sibling.
Some of her works include Paula, Lorraine, Shelly and Caroline (2010), a multi screened dance installation inspired by a research into physiological effects of trauma, and Darkness (2010), a live installation based on nyctophobia (abnormal fear of the dark).
Interview With a Vampire Author Anne Rice has nyctophobia, a fear of the dark