Megalophobia is the fear of large objects, whether natural or man-made. This is a type of anxiety disorder in which an individual feels panic or distress when thinking about or encountering objects such as large buildings, skyscrapers, and massive structures.
The Megalophobia 10-item questionnaire can help determine the severity of Megalophobia and track treatment progress. Read each question carefully and provide the appropriate response. Double thumbs down indicates strongly disagree, and double thumbs up indicates strongly agree.
The Megalophobia self-test is not designed to make a diagnosis of any type of anxiety disorder. If you believe that you have symptoms of megalophobia and it interferes with your daily life, then you must consult a mental health professional for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Impact of Megalophobia
Fear is a natural emotional response to danger, but in the case of megalophobia, an individual has an unreal fear of large objects. Like other phobias, megalophobia can impact one’s daily life. Individuals with this disorder often avoid places and situations that can trigger their fear, and this may impact their personal and professional lives. Sometimes the fear is so intense that the person feels uncomfortable leaving home and canceling trips with friends and family.
What Causes Megalophobia
There is no specific cause that we can tell might be causing the fear of large objects, but some experts believe that genetic factors play a key role. Another cause might be the trauma that a person has experienced in the past. In the case of past traumatic experiences, exposure therapy can be helpful in the treatment.