Fear Vs. Anxiety
Many people with physiological disorders such as panic or anxiety disorders often fear that a certain situation will bring on an unwanted attack. To the psychiatry world, fear and anxiety are two different things, however.
Although one can be fearful of having a panic or anxiety attack, fear itself is usually defined as something one is truly afraid of or fears. Fear can come from traumatic experiences, the unknown, and phobias of certain situations or things, like heights, spiders, or flying.
Anxiety, on the other hand, is thought of as more of a psychological condition where a panic attack can occur for no pinpointed reason. If people who suffer from panic or anxiety disorders are left untreated, they often find themselves in a depressive state, and are unable to conduct the normal tasks of daily living.
While the difference between the two is a fine line, is there a process for overcoming fears and anxiety?