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i would like help coping with my fear?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get help now.: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis.

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Does a cancer patient have the right to refuse treatment without fearing forced treatment?

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How do doctors know if fears are irrational?

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Irrational fear: Who is to say what is "rational"? To answer this we usually assume that a rational fear must be reasonable and capable of happening within an individual's actual context. Taking a good history and asking questions about a person's situation can help determine this, but not with 100% accuracy. It is clear that we all spend too much time worrying about what "might" happen rather than what is likely.
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How do I overcome the fears I have? Makes it hard to get up and do things.

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Psychotherapy: Phobias are the technical name for fears and can be treated by psychotherapists.
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What are your two biggest fears and why?

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What can I do to lessen a feeling of fear?

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Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Face it: One needs to learn how to face his or her fears head on. Think of what makes you afraid until you become anxious and then, do not react or respond in anyway. Let the anxiety wash over your body. It will go away. Also, try the book stop obsessing bu edna foa and good luck.

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