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A phobia is defined as an intense, irrational fear of something that poses no danger (e.g., a fear of spiders, enclosed spaces, the dark, or heights).


Anxiety (Anxiety Disorder)

Stress and anxiety are a normal part of life. Feeling nervous or anxious before going for an interview or speaking in public is normal, and these feelings, which are linked to a specific event, subside once the event is over. However, if anxiety becomes constant, if the worrying persists long after the stressor has disappeared, or if you feel anxious for no apparent reason, you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental health problems.
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