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Fear Of Air (Overview)

Fear of air (Anemophobia or Ancraophobia) = phobia of air drafts or wind.


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Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Fear of both: Agoraphobia was initially characterized as a fear of open spaces. Currently, it is an anxiety disorder where a sufferer is afraid of difficult, or embarrassing situations from which he cannot escape, or obtain enough assistance or reassurance to feel secure. It is often related to panic disorder where the sufferer may be so fearful of panic attacks to the point of becoming unable to leave home. ...Read more

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Fear Of Air (Overview)

Fear of air (Anemophobia or Ancraophobia) = phobia of air drafts or wind.


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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

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Agoraphobia = fear of crowds or fear of open spaces?

Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace. ...Read more

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Is claustrophobia due to fear of air stopped circulating?

Is claustrophobia due to fear of air stopped circulating?

Enclosed Spaces: Claustrophobia is an abnormal tendency to feel terror in small spaces. It is often classified as an anxiety disorder and can result in panic attacks. It can occur in a wide variety of settings such as a crowded elevator, a room without windows, and even with tight-necked clothing. One study estimates that a 5-7% of the world population is affected by severe claustrophobia. There is treatment. ...Read more

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New fear of crowds, help!?

New fear of crowds, help!?

Found a Couple Names: Desensitization or exposure therapy focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear, and may be helpful for specific phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer the anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of crowds, you would start by imagining crowds, then being in a store, then going to a busy mall, then joining a crowd. ...Read more

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Can special medicines decrease the alarming symptoms of the fear of flying?

Can special medicines decrease the alarming symptoms of the fear of flying?

Yes: Benzodiazepines, such as xanax, are quick acting medications that produce a mild sedative effect. They can be taken one to two hours before a flight to reduce anxiety symptoms. These medications need a physician prescription. Beta blockers are another class of medications used to treat phobias. They are used on a short term basis to reduce physical symptoms of anxiety (sweating and trembling). ...Read more

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Dream of being in back seat of careening car = fear of losing control?

Dream of being in back seat of careening car = fear of losing control?

VRT for Phobias: Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com. ...Read more

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Aside from hurting people with asthma, does air pollution affect the rest of the population?

Aside from hurting people with asthma, does air pollution affect the rest of the population?

If high enough, yes: The EPA calculates AQI for five major air pollutants. Levels tell you how clean or polluted air is. Values >100 are unsafe for asthmatics, however higher levels can be harmful to everyone. Short term effects include cough and shortness of breath however daily, repeated exposure to polluted air can lead to long term health consequences like resp infections, heart disease, COPD, stroke, lung cancer ...Read more

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What number of units/cc's of air will kill someone. (air embolism)?

What number of units/cc's of air will kill someone. (air embolism)?

Variable: Air embolism through the vein requires higher amount of air to cause death, in the range of 50-100 ml of air injected fast like a ball can cause obstruction in the heart valve like a lock. Arterial air embolism requires very little amount and as little as 1/2 cc of air that goes into the coronary artery can cause a fatal heart attack and 1-2 cc can obstruct flow in the brain. ...Read more

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Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Asthma attack during a run in the middle of the woods. Sx: shortness of breath, wheezing (in/out), coughing. Stop or run out of woods? No inhaler.

Stop and walk out&: Stop and walk out of the woods, and go directly to where your inhalers and/or nebuliser are.If you can not get to it, go to the nearest emergency department. You need a bronchodilator and inhaled or oral steroids. ...Read more

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Wake each am with racing heart. Afraid to do daily errands. No appetite. Fear of nothing being real. Fear of overstimulation leading to panic attack.

Wake each am with racing heart. Afraid to do daily errands. No appetite. Fear of nothing being real. Fear of overstimulation leading to panic attack.

Measure your pulse: Do you feel that the racing heart awakens you or do you awaken and feel that your heart is racing? Either way, get a gadget that measures your blood pressure and pulse at the time your symptoms are happening. This would tell you if your heart is significantly racing(over 100 beats/minute). If so have a checkup, thyroid test, ekg and wear a heart monitor for 24 hours for more information. ...Read more

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What are the chances of acceptance to us air force academy?

Assumming: your are referring to having a medical problem. Depends on if that particular condition is waiverable and your current state of health. ...Read more

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Getting over fear of crowds for airline travel in india.?

Getting over fear of crowds for airline travel in india.?

Confront your fears: Look for cognitive-behavioral therapy for agoraphobia. You will master techniques for relaxation, cognitive restructuring of dysfunctional thoughts and gradual exposure to situations which provoke anxiety and discomfort. Treatment will help you recover your sense of control and improve your confidence in coping when you find yourself in crowded places or on planes. ...Read more

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What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

What effect of carbon dioxide of a rescuer's air have on a victim during mouth to mouth resuscitation?

No effect: Generally small enough percentage that is doesn't make a difference. The idea is to get oxyden into the victim, that's what is needed. ...Read more

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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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What are the health effects of indoor air pollution?

Infection: Mrsa a deadly bug and molds that can cause pneumonia. E. Coli infection as well. ...Read more

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I'm paranoid of everything. Is this some sort of phobia?

I'm paranoid of everything. Is this some sort of phobia?

That depends: There are actually a few different conditions that can produce a feeling of "paranoid of everything." i'd suggest an appointment with a mental health professional with a background in cognitive-behavioral therapy and the treatment of anxiety. ...Read more

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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