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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Anderson
20 years experience in Psychiatry
Phobia: Fear, often excessive, irrational, or maladaptive. It may lead to behaviors to avoid the object, situation, person, etc. Which invokes the fear.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Laipple
43 years experience in Psychiatry
Hmmmmmm...: If you mean "are phobias really a medical diagnosis which people suffer from?" ... Yes. If you mean "are there things that people should really be af ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matt Vukin
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Graded exposure: Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful. These are variable person to person and require careful con ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Very: There are many possible phobias and they are all real. Common are fear of small spaces and spiders and snakes. All are real, but not usually disablin ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Pancner
17 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alison Segal
18 years experience in General Practice
Phobia V Panic: A phobic response occurs when you are specifically exposed to a stimulus that causes you to experience anxiety. A a panic attack occurs out of the bl ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
30 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Terry Simpson
34 years experience in General Surgery
Nuts: Tough phobia.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
If you freak out when: You encounter bugs, or become very afraid in their presence then you have a bug phobia. Best wishes.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Phobia: Behavior modification techniques of gradual exposure thru imagery, with desensitization.

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