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A 41-year-old member asked:

A bad fear of being in the sea after nearly drowning at age 5 there anyway i can get over my fear of being on boats and out on open water?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 18 years experience
Therapy: Behavioral therapy often works to help people overcome phobias. See your physician for a referal to a local psychologist or psychiatrist that does cognitive/behavioral therapy for phobias.
Dr. Frank Mayo
Pulmonary Critical Care 49 years experience
Retraining: Retrain in controlled water. Once your brain adjusts to the water fear should gradually subside. Sometime hypnosis may be helpful.
Last updated Mar 2, 2017
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