Fear of thunder

Fear of thunder
An abnormal and persistent fear of thunder that causes undue anxiety even though sufferers realize that thunder itself poses no threat to them. When outdoors during a thunderstorm, they may suffer excessive anxiety. When indoors, they may hide under beds or desks, behind sofas, or in closets. Fear of thunder is termed "brontophobia," a word derived from the Greek "bronte" (thunder) and "phobos" (fear). "Brontophobia" has given us the English word "brontometer," an instrument for recording the activity of thunderstorms. A related term: Astraphobia, fear of thunderstorms.

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