Dr. Phil explains that there’s a difference between anxiety and fear.
“Anxiety is a nervous disorder that’s characterized by excessive uneasiness and apprehension in the absence of realistic threat,” he says. “Fear is a proportionate apprehension to realistic threat.”

On Tuesday’s episode, he speaks with Angie, who says she’s convinced her husband of 23 years, Joe, is having an affair – and that she has video and audio proof. Joe denies the allegations, and Dr. Phil says he doesn’t see or hear anything like proof on the video Angie claims is her evidence.
Dr. Phil and psychiatrist Dr. Charles Sophy, instead, say they believe Angie’s overuse of the medication Adderall could be causing her to obsess about the alleged affair.
“The problem is when you have an exaggerated reaction when there’s no real threat,” Dr. Phil says to Angie. “You don’t have any real evidence that he’s having an affair, but you’re having a lot of anxiety about it, and you’re paralyzed because you’re on drugs.”
Hear more in the video above. On Tuesday, Dr. Phil offers Angie help. Will she accept? Check here to see where you can watch.