Fears vs. Phobias « Health Now, Wealth Forever

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By Thain, on May 5th, 2013

Fears and phobias are not the same thing though they are used interchangeably for the same thing.

Fears are what we think of when we think fear; the uncomfortable feeling we get around a specific place, situation, animal etc…

Phobias are extreme fears that interrupt behavior. They generally cause panic and sometimes breakdowns. Take the example of arachnophobia or a debilitating fear of spiders is just that debilitating, not a simple uncomfortably when you are around them.