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A 42-year-old member asked:

i have phobias that are real scary. should i tell my parents?

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Dr. Judy Orton
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Yes: You should see your pediatrician who can help you find a behavioral therapist. If your school has mental health counselors at an in- school clinic, this would be another option. Don't wait seek help so you can regain control.
Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: Do tell your parents so they can help you get the help you need to overcome your phobias and be there to support you.

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