What is Chronophobia?

The psychological phobia which is characterized by abnormal,
persistent, unwarranted fear of time or passing of time is known as chronophobia.
Chronomentrophobia, is another relate and rare phobia where people have
irrational fear of clocks and watches.




 People suffering from chronophobia experience from anxiousness,
depression, uneasiness, panic attacks, and may often feel claustrophobic. People
suffering from claustrophobia feel that they are being closed in where escaping
is impossible.



In some more genuine cases, people might encounter shaking, breathlessness,
exorbitant perspiration, sporadic pulses, nauseating perspectives,
powerlessness to express words, tormenting thoughts etc.



Victims might have an uneasy feeling that events are unfolding
speedily and they might feel and fear that time is fleeing with themselves. For
them, it is hard to figure out the manner in which situations are developing.


Chronophobia makes people experience a sense of derealization.
People suffering from this phobia fear and feel racing thoughts or they might
fear that time is either moving and speeding too quickly or they might feel that
time suddenly slowing down. Patients of chronophobia might also inculcate
symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.


Victims of Chronophobia

victims of chronophobia are generally older people or prisoners in jail (where
it otherwise called prison neurosis). The older people will in general have a
ton of inactive free time, and might feel frequently that time is moving or
passing very slowly.



 It is normal for elderly folks’, especially
those confronting terminal sicknesses, to be hyper-mindful of their inevitable
demise (death anxiety), and this consistent danger of death can create a
mind-boggling uproar of chronophobia. As time passes by and people start to age
more, the functioning of their digestion system and mind slows down, making
them considerably more vulnerable to chronophobia.

Jail detainees additionally will in general have broad times of
unstructured time, which might lead them to exorbitant thought of the
progression of time, the timeframe of their sentence, the quantity of days
staying until their delivery, and so on. They likewise ordinarily experience
undeniable degrees of uneasiness and stress because of their conditions, which
puts them particularly in danger.


Survivors from shipwreck, natural disasters, and others who
suffer from high anxiety may also suffer from chronophobia.



 Traumatic childhood experiences and some genetic
disorders (such as inadequacy of adrenal, where the adrenal glands produce
inadequate quantity of hormones such as cortisol or aldosterone, which is
responsible for making a person more prone to anxiety and fear), may be
responsible for development of the mentioned phobia. Chronophobia is a relatively
rare disease and the exact reason which causes this phobia still remains a


Are any treatments possible?

can't actually be forestalled all things considered, however stress help
strategies, (for example, staying away from upsetting or nervousness creating
circumstances, taking part in meditation, yoga, etc) may mitigate the
indications to an extent.



conduct treatment, hypnotherapy or needle therapy might be some viable options.
Strategy for psychotherapy known as neuro-linguistic programming has
additionally shown some guarantee.

Medicines to quiet the nerves might have some transient worth,
yet they regularly have unsavoury incidental effects, and don't really delete
the dread yet simply stifle the indications.