What makes us scared?

Creepy crawlies, darkness and snakes… oh my!

These are just a few of the things we commonly associate with fear. Dr. Eric Storch, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, says fear is normal and helps us survive in most cases.

“Fear is a problem when it becomes excessive and produces a ridged behavioral response that gets in the way of productive behavior,” he said.

Watch Storch explain why most common fears are rational, what happens to our bodies when we’re scared and how to recognize when fear does more harm than good.

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