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There are distinct criteria from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that dictate the differences between a fear and a phobia.
The most basic difference is that a phobia interferes with your life while the consequences of a fear are much less severe.
Between the ages of 6 and 12, many kids are afraid of the dark, but this is a normal stage of development and not a phobia.
The rate of successful treatment for specific phobias like nyctophobia is about 90 percent and often accomplished through techniques drawn from the cognitive-behavioral school of therapy.
The treatment plan your therapist suggests for you or your child may include: Understanding Childhood Fears and Anxiety.
Adults also can retain a bit of fear of the dark throughout life.
Learn when this fear becomes a phobia and how it can be treated.