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how long do phobias last

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Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
If not treated: Phobias will usually persist lifelong unless they are addressed head on. Patients who avoid whatever they fear, will likely suffer the rest of their ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
SPIDER PHOBIA: It depends.Sometimes you will mature early and know that not all the spiders are harmful. Only the black widow spider is dangerous. Sometimes you ov ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
13 years experience Psychiatry
Biologic Psychology: It is likely a combination of a self sustaining hypersensitivity to anxiety provoking stimuli coupled to a potential intrapsychic conflict. They can ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Perhaps: Those that learn to live with animals, develop way to illuminate darkness, and build buildings and planes will also live long!
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
Certainly: Isolation and lack of socialization can lead to depression.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Haehl
46 years experience Family Medicine
Counseling: There may have been some event in your past that is triggering these attacks. The best would be to see a counselor and maybe talk therapy. In addition ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Talk with therapist: Extreme phobias of any kind take both understanding and patience to work with. Depending on the type of treatment, the fear can get worse before it g ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Consider this:: Most people have had HSV1 since childhood but just never get fever blisters. Why don't you see if you can get tested to see if you already have it? ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Talk to your doctor: I wouldn't want to have that happen to me OR TO YOU....you seem like a nice person! HA! Hmmm...how to suggest getting over a phobia in less than 250 ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fear of having: a panic attack eventually becomes the issue, especially when we cannot easily get back to our comfort zone like in a plane. Consider behavioral appro ... Read More
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