WATCH: Woman Is Scared to Death of Clowns

Having a fear of clowns, or coulrophobia, is no laughing matter. For those who are afflicted by such terror, it can be a really serious issue.

Symptoms of coulrophobia can include feelings of panic, a racing heart, sweating, nausea, and frustration whenever a clown is present, even if it’s just a cartoon in a children’s book.

The only way to effectively treat someone who has a phobia of clowns is to force them to gradually come into contact with them.

In the video above, you’ll see one woman who is absolutely scared to death of clowns progressively being introduced to them . She has suffered from this phobia her entire life, and is unable to go anywhere she may encounter one.

Are you scared of clowns? Could you imagine living with coulrophobia?