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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not per say: There is not a medication that is specific for treatment of fear. Facing fear is sometimes one of the more effective methods of treating it. Suggest y ... Read More

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Roland
35 years experience Family Medicine
OCD: Sounds like what you are talking about is obsessive compulsive disorder where you have irrational fears that disturb your ability to live your life. T ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Cognitive behavioral: therapy is often helpful with intrusive thoughts. http://www.abctcentral.org/xFAT/ http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Cognitive-behavioural-therapy/Pages/In ... Read More
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Health pobia does no: go away quickly but it can be effectively treated. You need to see a mental health professional. Non-drug treatments include cognitive therapy. A b ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Counseling.: A good therapist will have several strategies in his/her repertoire of which to appraise you in your quest to overcome this fear.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
27 years experience Clinical Psychology
Exposure therapy: Find a therapist specializing in treating anxiety, especially helpful is exposure based therapy, where gradually, w/ the therapist's guidance, you rep ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better informed: Talk it over with your doctor. Sometimes the information from the internet really frightens people unnecessarily. If you must use the internet, try ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mary p Marshall
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Understanding: Find what is behind the fears and anxiety. What are the antecedent events including thoughts.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
You need to speak to: someone immediately. There would be an anonymous suicide prevention hotline in the UK, open 24 hrs daily with trained counselors. I assure you wit ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not really: You are setting up a situation for which there is no answer. In order to change, one must try something new. The first step is to get a thorough eval ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
22 years experience Psychiatry
No: There is medication that can decrease anxiety or fear symptoms, but therapy is the only way to rid yourself of the anxiety/fear.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emmett Miller
54 years experience Psychiatry
Very possibly: Taking anti-anxiety agents might enable you to get through a few appointments, but you might still have the fear. In combination with counselling or t ... Read More
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