Fear of the dark

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Nightlights, such as this one, may be used to counteract fear of the dark.
Dark causes fear because of its unknown

Fear of the dark is a common fear or phobia among children and, to some degree, adults.[1][2] In severe cases, it has the name of nyctophobia or scotophobia or lygophobia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Jersild, Arthur T. 2007. Children's fears. Read Books, p. 173. ISBN 1406758272.
  2. Mikulas, William L. 1985. Behavioral bibliotherapy and games for treating fear of the dark. Child & Family Behavior Therapy 7 3, p1-7.