What is the difference between fear and phobia?

What is the difference between fear and phobia?

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javascript:mctmp(0);Fear is a normal reaction to a potentially dangerous situation. Fear is a mechanism that protects us from harm, and is deeply ingrained in our subconscious mind. An example of normal fear is not going in the water when you know sharks are present. 

Phobia is irrational fear. An example is feeling nauseous, dizzy headed, and hyperventilating at an image of a shark...

I hope this helps you,

Mike from

 

http://www.phobia-self-help-guide.com

 

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