Are there long-term effects of ataxophobia?
With treatment, many people manage ataxophobia symptoms well. Without treatment, ataxophobia can interfere with your quality of life. For example, a fear of disorder may cause you to stay home more than usual or avoid public spaces. The phobia may increase your risk of:
- Depression, anxiety or other mood disorders.
- Social isolation.
- Substance use disorder, including misuse of drugs and alcohol.