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Its really a very distressing illness. What is the fear about? 'Don't know' would be the answer.
Treatment of choice are antidepressants(not anxiolytics) and cognitive behavior therapy- a special type of counseling. Yes it is CURABLE. A course of medications combined with CBT will completely treat the illness in two months. Though one has to take meds for about 6-8months course to prevent further relapses.
Was by any chance he or she was very Young?
What are you upset about actually??!! If you are able to understand the reason behind that then definitely there is a Reason!!!