If left untreated, ongoing stress
can manifest physically, pushing the body’s nervous system into overdrive. The sufferer can become obsessively fearful and worried, envisioning doom and gloom outcomes. He/she can also become hyper-vigilant and stressed, displaying flight-and-fight symptoms.
The danger of this condition is that sufferers may become victims of substance abuse as they turn to opioids and alcohol for relief from their phobias.