I’m a 13 year old girl. I know that this phobia usually occurs in children, but I don’t know anyone my age who is. I’m absolutely terrified of the dark. I have to keep all of the lights in my room on and all doors to my room locked and closed. I feel several fears connecting to this one fear; the dark. I’m afraid of sleeping, being watched, being alone in the dark, what lies on the other sides of doors, etc.
I’ve been having panic attacks lately because of it. I think it might not be the dark itself, but what lies inside of it.