Photophobia (literally "light-fear") is the dislike of bright light.
Its cause can range from causes such as hangover or migraine
to severe potentially-fatal conditions
such ... more about Photophobia.
Photophobia: An exaggerated or irrational fear of light.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Photophobia is available below.
Symptoms of Photophobia
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symptoms of Photophobia
Treatments for Photophobia
- Behavior therapy, anti-anxiety medication
- Photophobia can refer to the discomfort experienced when exposed to bright light with certain medical conditions, such as meningitis. In these circumstances, the cause needs to be sought, and treatment, such as antibiotics will depend upon the diagnosis
- True phobic fear of lights is treated as a specific phobia with treatments such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- more treatments...»
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Home Diagnostic Testing
Home medical testing related to Photophobia:
- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Mental Health (Adults): Home Testing
Wrongly Diagnosed with Photophobia?
Photophobia: Related Patient Stories
Causes of Photophobia
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causes of Photophobia
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Photophobia: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Photophobia
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians.
Many patients with...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be overlooked.
See misdiagnosis of depression...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms...read more »
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Photophobia: Research Doctors & Specialists
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Hospitals & Clinics: Photophobia
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Photophobia: Rare Types
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Research about Photophobia
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Clinical Trials for Photophobia
The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally
and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Photophobia include:
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Photophobia: Broader Related Topics
Types of Photophobia
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Definitions of Photophobia:
Fear and avoidance of light. It can be the result of anxiety about the eyes, photosensitivity, or photalgia.--2004
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