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Can you tell me how to cure my fear of insects?

Can you tell me how to cure my fear of insects?

Entomophobia: (or insectophobia) can respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy. Please consider seeing a therapist in your area who provides this type of psychotherapy. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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Best way to cure the fear of sex for 1st time but still wanna enjoy it with my partner ? 

Best way to cure the fear of sex for 1st time but still wanna enjoy it with my partner ? 

Supportive partner: Having a loving supportive partner who understands your needs and concerns is the best way. By making a safe atmosphere and knowing that whatever your concerns, your partner will listen, what can be a frightening experience for many can be a truly enjoyable one. ...Read more

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How do I cure my fear of fainting from feeling emotions too intensely or being too hot as I don't want to have to be like a zombie?

How do I cure my fear of fainting from feeling emotions too intensely or being too hot as I don't want to have to be like a zombie?

Please repost: You left out some basic information. Please repost & add whether you actually DO faint in those situations, & also what you mean by being "like a zombie"? Sometimes I can read between the lines & infer what the poster means, but not this time. Doctors aren't mind-readers. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for fear of penetration?

Is there a cure for fear of penetration?

There's help for you: First of all, i would ask if you are a survivor of abuse or assault. If you are, i hope you have found a good counselor with whom you can explore the issues of vulnerability that sexual intimacy may engender. Secondly, have you had pain with penetration? Repeated pain with intercourse isn't reinforcing. Try a lubricant, take your time with sex, and talk with your doctor about next steps. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

Is there any way to cure my fear of heights?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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How can I cure my fear of heights?

How can I cure my fear of heights?

For fear of heights: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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How could i cure my fear of flying?

Pteromerhanophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, Behavioral Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do to cure my fear of heights?

What do I do to cure my fear of heights?

Phobias: Fears, such as a fear of heights (acrophobia), can be helped or "cured" by a procedure called "systematic desensitization." essentially, one learns a deep relaxation technique and, while relaxing, gets exposure to aspects of the phobia. The coupling of deep relaxation with gradual exposure to graded aspects of the phobia eliminates the fear. ...Read more

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I am afraid of the plane but I will fly soon. How to cure this fear? I got it after my mom told me she is afraid too.

I am afraid of the plane but I will fly soon. How to cure this fear? I got it after my mom told me she is afraid too.

Rx is available: Many people have a fear of flying. Treatment is available. Treatment options include f cognitive-behavioral therapy, education about flying to help calm anxiety, & group therapy programs which generally meet at airports and lead up to a graduation flight. Good luck! ...Read more