Antlophobia (from the Greek antlia, "pump") is the fear of floods. Antlophobic people usually fear the power of floods that can cause property damage or loss of life. Antlophobia develops from past traumatic experiences with floods; either personal experiences or through knowing survivors of a flood. Sufferers would want to stay on the highest floor, while not going to the lower floors unless when necessary. More severe sufferers would want to live high up in the mountains. Since floods can often be caused by rain, antlophobes may fear heavy downpours, leading them to suffer ombrophobia (fear of rain).
People who are severely antlophobic may feel anxious, be filled with dread, or have panic attacks. Mild sufferers may have shakiness, breathlessness, irregular heartbeat, discomfort, etc. As with other specific phobias, antlophobia is treated through psychotherapy, support groups, cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, and for severe sufferers anti-anxiety medication.
|Aestophobia (fear of hot weather) · Agripyrophobia (fear of wildfires) · Anemophobia (fear of winds) · Antlophobia (fear of flooding) · Ariditaphobia (fear of droughts) · Ceraunophobia (fear of thunder and lightning) · Chionophobia (fear of snow) · Chionothyellaphobia (fear of blizzards) · Cyclonophobia (fear of tropical cyclones) · Cymophobia (fear of waves) · Frigoriphobia (fear of cold weather) · Grandophobia (fear of hail) · Homichlophobia (fear of fog) · Humidophobia (fear of humidity) · Nephophobia (fear of clouds) · Nivisphobia (fear of avalanches) · Ombrophobia (fear of rain) · Pluvifrigophobia (fear of freezing rain) · Tempestaphobia (fear of storms) · Serenophobia (fear of fair weather) · Turbophobia (fear of tornadoes)|