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Clocks

Chronomentrophobia is the fear of clocks. Sufferers of chronophobia (fear of time) may tend to fear the clocks as well.

Chronomentrophobia may comprise of anxiety related to punctuality, schedules or other realistic apprehensions. Certain occupations can aggravate this phobia. People who face strict deadlines or punch clocks have an amplified hatred or fear about clocks. A chronomentrophobic has an aversion to keeping clocks inside home or in the office. They will check time in ways that do not trigger their fears such as using mobile phones to know the time. But avoiding clock can become a hindrance and impact life at work and home. Such phobics can suffer emotionally upon encountering triggers. Clocks can be seen in many places and this can become stressful for a chronomentrophobic person.

Symptoms of chronomentrophobia include getting depressed when getting in vicinity of clocks. One may panic and try to stay away from places that have clocks. The tick-tock sounds of a clock often cause irritation to a chronomentrophobe. They have increased sensitivity to such sounds. People with chronomentrophobia often feel their lives are controlled by clocks. In some cases, chronomentrophobia causes extreme reactions as a result of demanding agendas or tight schedules.

Dealing with this phobia will require time and patience and usually requires psychotherapy.

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