A client who has a fear of ghosts based on. Anticipatory anxiety, fear of the dead or unknown or things which go bump in the night are mainly responsible for triggering Spectrophobia. Is it a sense of survivor's guilt.
Many researchers believe that Phasmophobia is an extended fear of our own death or the unknown. Do the living fear the dead because they symbolize the revulsion we have for our own deaths. For those who are experiencing phasmophobia, it is a very real fear which can lead to chronic anxiety or even absolute terror. An allergy to bees or peanut butter, for instance, would naturally reinforce a real medical concern. Spirits and ghosts alike are central to some of the most well-known books and movies, and are a source of fear for many children. Because this fear is often irrational, it is important that it be dealt with so that the individual can continue living a normal life despite their phobia.