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Necrophobia (from the Greek word nekros, meaning "corpse", and phobos, "fear") is the irrational fear of dead things (e.g. corpses) as well as things associated with death (e.g. coffins, tombstones, funerals, cemeteries). Necrophobia may also be used to mean a fear of the dead by a cultural group, e.g., a belief that the spirits of the dead will return to haunt the living. It is different from thanatophobia, as thanatophobia is the fear of death in general, while necrohpobia is the fear of things associated with death.
Symptoms include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, dry mouth and shaking, feeling sick and uneasy, psychological instability, and an altogether feeling of dread and trepidation. The sufferer may feel this phobia all the time. The sufferer may also experience this sensation when something triggers the fear, like a close encounter with a dead animal or the funeral of a loved one or friend. The fear may have developed when a person witnessed a death, or was forced to attend a funeral as a child. Some people experience this after viewing frightening media.
The fear can manifest itself as a serious condition. Treatment options include medication and therapy
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