Megalophobia- Fear of large things

Megalophobia is the fear of large or oversized objects. Persons who have fear of large things such as buildings, trucks, planes or ships is said to have megalophoba. This phobia could be triggered by a prior encounter or an accident that lead to injury from a huge object. Symptoms may include staying away from huge things or persons would usually go for little stuff rather than huge ones. They may have chest pains, vomiting, shortness of breath or panic attack whenever they perceive something huge is approaching or near them.

If the fear of large objects takes over and one finds themselves suffering from physical symptoms, ignoring certain situations, places or things in order to avoid the fear, or the phobia has been affecting one’s life for a long period of time, it is time to seek help.
Treatments can range from exposure therapy in real life situations depending on the severity of the case to self-help methods and relaxation techniques to relax the muscles.

Getting informed is the first step, and next it is important to find a professional who knows how to lead you down the path of recovery. Living with a persistent, irrational fear will slowly break down people both mentally and physically, usually leading to more extreme issues like depression or a complete aversion of social situations. It is never too late to take your phobia head-on and put an end to your fears.