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I'm scared of the dark. Is something wrong with me mentally?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry

In brief: By "mentally" do you

Mean a mental disorder or just an emotional quirk that bothers you some but isn't disabling? Most mental disorders are called disorders because they are disabling to a person in some way.
Lots of folks don't like being in the dark but tolerate it without any significant malfunctions. Go over it with someone - family, friend, counselor. Knowing why can help you solve it. It's worth the effort.

In brief: By "mentally" do you

Mean a mental disorder or just an emotional quirk that bothers you some but isn't disabling? Most mental disorders are called disorders because they are disabling to a person in some way.
Lots of folks don't like being in the dark but tolerate it without any significant malfunctions. Go over it with someone - family, friend, counselor. Knowing why can help you solve it. It's worth the effort.
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