Pantophobia refers to the condition of
having an abnormal, extreme, and persistent fear of everything.
Extreme fears (phobias) such as pantophobia
can lead to a variety of disturbing symptoms such as: Breathlessness;
difficulty in thinking or speaking clearly; dizziness; dry mouth; fear
of dying, "going mad" or losing control; feeling sick; inability
to concentate, inability to make usually-simple decisions, nausea; palpitations,
shaking; sweating profusely; or a severe anxiety attack. Not all sufferers
are affected by all possible symptoms, and some individuals may also have
Even though many adult sufferers of pantophobia
(and/or other fears/phobias) are aware that their fears are unreasonable,
many still experience severe anxiety even when just thinking about the
subject or situation they fear.
Alternative forms of treatment that are sometimes found to be beneficial
to sufferers from phobias include hypnotherapy, Emotional Freedom Technique
(EFT) or other similar therapies.