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Dr. John Chiu
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56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Details?: There are many potential causes but you more likely are at the early stage of a cold. If the problem persists for more than a few days or worsens , b ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Seek Help: You are not alone! very common reaction to stress. Find a psychiatrist or psychologist for help. Talk therapy and, sometime, medications, will be a w ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
39 years experience General Practice
Get a check-up: First, see your family doc for a good history and check-up and discussion of the problem. Then, possible referral to a sleep clinic and psychiatry eva ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Release phenomena: As we relax/let go, we can suddenly become fearful or go on high alert because of letting our guard down. Fear of dying is the ultimate letting go of ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Somniphobia: Hi, you may find this article informative: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/fear-of-sleep#1. In addition, some of my patients have found ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
A phobia is an: irrational fear, in this case of throwing up. Clinical hypnosis and self-hypnosis training can be helpful, as can other forms of therapy. Please see ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I don't know: of any that will knock you for only 3 hours. The shortest I know if -recommend that you be able to dedicate at least 4 hours to sleep. Have you consid ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
Close definitions: Autophobia- fear of being alone. Clinophobia- fear of going to bed. Somniphobia- fear of sleep.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Barnett
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hypnophobia: Fear of falling asleep, hypnophobia, is distressing not only because of the worry but because it interferes with sleep and sleep is crucial to emotion ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Gaffney
24 years experience Psychiatry
Short Therapy: Your best bet is actually a very short course (usually 6 sessions) of cognitive behavioral therapy ... This has been proven time and again to work in ... Read More
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