A 46-year-old member asked:
what to do if i am suffering from a fear of going outside?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Agarophobia: Agaraphobia is best treated by a psychologist or a psychiatrist who may use psychotherapy and/or medication.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 21-year-old member asked:
Are there fears that bird flu might mutate?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 27 years experience
For sure: This is an ongoing, legitimate concern. All that is required for a major pandemic is for an existing influenza strain to mutate to something our immune systems can't respond to. If this occurs, the public health outcome could be devastating. We now recommend influenza vaccination for all people. Wash your hands, listen to the news, and make sure you have a medical home if you become ill.
6.1k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old member asked:
Any tips for fear of monsters?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Find the cause: Find out the cause of your child's fear of monsters then help him to realize that there are no monsters searching him out.
6.4k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 33-year-old member asked:
How can I get over the fear receiving upper dentures?
4 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 18 years experience
It is difficult: Talk to other patients with dentures. Another option is to consider dental implant treatment.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 25-year-old member asked:
What do I do to get over my fear of going to the dentist?
4 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
General Practice 33 years experience
Anticipating a bad: Outcome is the basis of fear that triggers our autonomic arousal system. Reduce the anticipation by expressing your fear to your dentist and develop a fear reduction plan. If you tend to always be in a high arousal state (anxious, fearful, automatic negative thoughts), you need to address this problem directly & learn effective self-regulation skills: breath control, meditation, biofeedback etc.
6.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 24-year-old member asked:
Are there medications that I can take to get over my fear of the dentist?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 13 years experience
Sedation!: Find a dentist experienced in conscious sedation (check out www.Sedationcare.Com). When you call to make an appointment, make sure to let the office know that you are very interested in sedation and that you'd like to schedule an initial consultation to meet with the doctor. The two of you can discuss what level of sedation/anxiolysis you need and what medication would be best for your situation.
5.6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 24, 2013
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