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can you tell me how to lose my fear of large insects?

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

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Any tips for fear of monsters?

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Dr. Pamela Middleton
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.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What do I do to get over my fear of going to the dentist?

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Dr. Cecilia Alailima
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.
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A 24-year-old member asked:

Are there medications that I can take to get over my fear of the dentist?

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Dr. Emmett Miller
Psychiatry 54 years experience
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 therapy, however the use of anti-anxiety medications may help free you. Combined with deep relaxation and imagery they might help you resolve the fear. Consider: http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com/index.Php?P=product&id=64.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

I have a fear of getting sick. When I feel sick, I tend to freak out. My dad says that I am making my self sick by freaking out. Is that true?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Life experience: Moliere's hypochondriac patient was cured only by becoming a physician himself. Some folks have an irrational fear of disease as others do of flying. As you learn more about your body through life and reading, you'll learn what needs to be seen and what doesn't. If your fear still seems irrational, brief cognitive-behavioral / educational treatment as a phobia can help.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can you help me find the name of a fear of large metal objects or rocks associate with rivers or the sea?

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Phobia: One term i recall from medical school was megalostenophobia.

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