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Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Therapy/meds: Agoraphobia can be treated by a psychiatrist with possible use of meds and therapy. Good luck.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Time out: When children get to about 3 years, use of timeouts can be effective - a non punitive approach. Prior to this age distraction or "positive timeouts" m ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Expectations: for behavior should be realistic for age and setting. Prepare children for outings, let them know what you expect and keep it simple. If a child is hu ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Seek help: Talk to a psychiatrist to work you through your phobia.By slowly exposing yourself in small increments to the darkness you should be able to get over ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
50 years experience Child Psychiatry
Fear is not respect: Children need guidance and structure that can come from respected parents. Fear leads to unthinking submission and often confusion that is not a solid ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This lists you as: Having an anxiety disorder. Do you have an obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? It also shows that you receive behavioral th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Sassoon
22 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fear of both: Agoraphobia was initially characterized as a fear of open spaces. Currently, it is an anxiety disorder where a sufferer is afraid of difficult, or em ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace.
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Schiziphrenic: tendencies is a very vague diagnosis. We all pass along to children attitudes as well as genes. Hopefully most of them are positive but none of us i ... Read More
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Dr. Lily Bhattacharya
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So this sounds like: agoraphobia - fear of going out and depression. Fears with depression can be a bad combination. Go seek an doctor for meds/ and then counseling to wor ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
17 years experience Addiction Medicine
Therapy: Behavioral therapy often works to help people overcome phobias. See your physician for a referal to a local psychologist or psychiatrist that does co ... Read More

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