Are you terrified of clowns? Do you experience nausea, shortness of breath or rapid heartbeat when thinking of clowns? Do you feel an urge to run as fast as you can from a clown? Do you avoid places where you could meet a clown at all costs? Or maybe your child gets really anxious in circus or around clowns and you ask yourself why? If you answered yes to one or some of these questions you may be suffering from coulrophobia which is a phobia of clowns.