Strangest Phobias Known to Man

27. Fear of Time Passing (Chronophobia)

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People who fear that their time on Earth is limited or have trouble keeping track of time’s passing can suffer from chronophobia. The elderly or very sick people, for example, may suffer from it. People who fear death due to some major event in their lives may also develop it.

According to Very Well Mind, “Chronophobia is marked by a sense of derealization in which time seems to speed up or slow down. Some people develop circular thought patterns, racing thoughts, and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. Prisoners often mark down the days until their release.”