Taphephobia
Fear of being buried alive. A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with cognitive behavioral therapy using exposure and fear reduction techniques. In many cases, anti-anxiety or anti-depressant medication proves helpful, especially during the early stages of therapy. The word "taphephobia" comes from the Greek "taphos" meaning "grave" + "phobia" from the Greek "phobos" meaning "fear" = literally, fear of the grave, or fear of being put in the grave while still alive.

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taph·e·pho·bia (taf″ə-foґbe-ə) [Gr. taphos grave + -phobia] irrational fear of being buried alive.

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  • Fear of being buried alive — An abnormal and persistent fear of being buried alive is called taphephobia. A phobia is an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic. Phobias are a relatively common type of anxiety disorder. Phobias can be treated with… …   Medical dictionary

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