Limnophobia is the fear of Lakes or marshes. People with this phobia tend to fear they may drown in the lake, get sick from the water or attacked by something in the lake. The origin of the word limno is Greek (meaning lake) and phobia is Greek (meaning fear).

Symptoms of Limnophobia

Those who truly possess an excessive Fear of Lakes will often exhibit some of the following symptoms:

  • Anxiety
  • Breathlessness
  • Excessive sweating
  • Dry mouth
  • Shaking
  • Being overly cautious
  • Heart palpitations
  • Inability to speak
  • Becoming angry
  • A feeling of detachment from reality
  • Uncontrollable shaking
  • Feelings of unsteadiness