DJ Sabby comes to terms with his Gerascophobia
Written by Heather Arends on 13th Nov 2019
The Best Drive talks to HPCSA Counsellor, Katherine Mathebula, about the fear of getting older.
With DJ Sabby dreading his 30th birthday in 2020, the team decided to get some professional insight on the fear of getting old. Gerascophobia, as it is clinically known, is an abnormal or incessant fear of growing older or aging. This phobia can cause humans to believe that their immune systems are weakening.
Registered counsellor, Katherine Mathebula, stated that the best way to tackle the fear, is to take every birthday as a marker for how far one has come. She enthused this by saying that it all boils down to human’s basic understanding of age. She then asked him, “how many understand that it’s your 27th birthday? It means that you’ve completed 27 years of existence.”
You can listen to the full conversation here: