6 doctors weighed in:
What is the difference between phobias and just being crazy?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: A lot
A phobia is a specific fear of a place, thing, or event.
Crazy is a generic term which is a derogatory way of referring to someone with a mental illness or is often used to indicate some sort of unusual or risky behavior.

In brief: A lot
A phobia is a specific fear of a place, thing, or event.
Crazy is a generic term which is a derogatory way of referring to someone with a mental illness or is often used to indicate some sort of unusual or risky behavior.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
Thank
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: What's normal?
Crazy is hurting others senselessly.
It is not a psychiatric term but a term of prejudice and derision. This is an offensive question in that it demeans the suffering that people who have excessive fears experience. Phobias are conditioned fear responses that are irrational-like pavlovs dogs. They can be one or many. See my book psychiatry in technocolors on amazon.Com.

In brief: What's normal?
Crazy is hurting others senselessly.
It is not a psychiatric term but a term of prejudice and derision. This is an offensive question in that it demeans the suffering that people who have excessive fears experience. Phobias are conditioned fear responses that are irrational-like pavlovs dogs. They can be one or many. See my book psychiatry in technocolors on amazon.Com.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. William Forsythe
Board Certified,
23 years in practice
171K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors