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Diagnostic criteria for Thalassophobia
Many people show a certain fear of the sea, of drowning, or even of being bitten by a sea creature such as a shark, but not all of these cases necessarily imply thalassophobia.
To diagnose a phobia of the sea, the fear of the ocean or other bodies of water must be very intense and disproportionate, causing the person to experience great anxiety or panic and significant discomfort affecting their daily life.
In addition, a thalassophobic person typically avoids bathing in the sea, ocean, lakes, rivers, or any other deep bodies of water, or if they do, it is in spite of great discomfort or anxiety.
Finally, it is worth mentioning that in order to diagnose fear of the sea as thalassophobia, it should not be better explained by another type of disorder, for example a panic disorder (repetitive panic attacks).