Living with phobias of any kind can be debilitating. Fortunately, there’s help. Phobic episodes create panic in your mind and can sometimes lead to other compounding health issues. However, there is a difference between the word fear and phobia.
- Fear is a rational and emotional response to a real or perceived threat.
- A phobia is a fear as well as a possible avoidance of an object, activity, or situation that is not a real perceived threat.