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Gerascophobia is based on anxieties of being left alone, without resources and incapable of caring for oneself.<ref>John G. Robertson, ''An Excess of Phobias and Manias'', p. 90.</ref> Sufferers may be young and healthy.
 
Gerascophobia is based on anxieties of being left alone, without resources and incapable of caring for oneself.<ref>John G. Robertson, ''An Excess of Phobias and Manias'', p. 90.</ref> Sufferers may be young and healthy.
   
Symptoms include losing their appearance when they grow old, fearing the future, and fear of needing to rely on others to do [[daily functions]]. Many also fear they will not play an active role in society when they get older. <ref name=AllAboutCounceling.com>{{cite web|title=Symptoms of Gerascophobia|url=http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/gerascophobia/|accessdate= 29 September 2011}}</ref>
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Symptoms include losing their appearance when they grow old, fearing the future, and fear of needing to rely on others to do daily functions. Many also fear they will not play an active role in society when they get older. <ref name=AllAboutCounceling.com>{{cite web|title=Symptoms of Gerascophobia|url=http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/gerascophobia/|accessdate= 29 September 2011}}</ref>
   
 
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