October 12, 2022
Seismophobia is the excessive, persistent and uncontrollable fear of earthquakes, which can sometimes incapacitate a person, affecting their activities, decisions and even the way they direct their lives and that of their family. This time, psychologist Mary Castro, from Clinica Ricardo Palma, will give us more information on this topic.
Behaviors that could indicate seismophobia
Fear of earthquakes is natural, since it appears due to the survival instinct; however, there are some behaviors that people adopt in relation to this event that can give indications of seismophobia. Among these are:
Among other behaviors that can last for several months.
Recommendations to cope with seismophobia
This last recommendation is important when excessive fear begins to affect a person’s life, losing opportunities or limiting their personal and professional growth. For example: someone may not accept a job that may be in an office on high floors only for fear of a seismic event, that is when the support of a specialist can help improve the situation.
Psychologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma