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16 Jul 2008

Scared of the dark
Dear Cybershrink

My 19 year old daughter has always been scared of the dark, and has not moved out of the house because of this. She recently moved into a downstairs room, and since then has sleepless nights or has to take a pill to sleep. I had a similar fear when I was young, but not to this extreme! How long before she grows out of this, and what can I do to help her?

MadcatJ
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

If she hasn't grown out of this fear by 19, she may never do so on her own./ But proper treatment by a psychologist using Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy should be able to solve the problem, maybe even within weeks
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