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Afraid of the Dark in Kids: Symptoms and Treatment

Nyctophobia or scotophobia are the names of the fear of the dark, of the night and dark rooms or spaces. At least 10% of the adult population fear the dark. Anxiety and irrational fear are generated by a distorted perception of the brain of the risks that are taken when we cannot see what is around us. In adults, it is considered a phobia and in children, it is part of the fears of the early years.