see a problem on this page? create an account or login and edit it!

Aquaphobia

From Wiki Doctor
Jump to navigation Jump to search



Definition

An abnormal and persistent fear of water. Sufferers from aquaphobia experience anxiety even though they realize the water in an ocean, a river, a lake, a creek or even a bathtub may pose no imminent threat. They generally avoid such activities as boating and swimming. Around the house, they may fear the water in a shower or tub and even desist from bathing therein. The word "aquaphobia" is a hybrid term with roots in two ancient tongues. It is from the Latin "aqua" (water) and the Greek "phobos" (fear).


 

 

Other Medical Definitions