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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Fear Of Being Watched (Overview)

Fear of being watched is a clinical finding in which a person fears that they are being watched by others. This is a sign of paranoia which is common among those with schizophrenia.


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What can cause the fear of tomatoes?

What can cause the fear of tomatoes?

Socrates: It's true that, as woody allen said, "the unlived life isn't worth examining". But socrates remains correct: "the unexamined life isn't worth living". Do both. As you overcome your fear with technique, understanding how it arose will lead to deeper introspection--a value in its own right. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
21 doctors shared insights

Fear Of Being Watched (Overview)

Fear of being watched is a clinical finding in which a person fears that they are being watched by others. This is a sign of paranoia which is common among those with schizophrenia.


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If I have a fear of something but don't know what it is exactly, does that mean i might have an anxiety disorder?

If I have a fear of something but don't know what it is exactly, does that mean i might have an anxiety disorder?

Possible: Fear that has no object is certainly a sign of anxiety, however it also can be a sign of other mental disorders, in order to get a clearer answer , you may want to get evaluated by a psychiatrist to rule out other causes. After that they can direct you to the best course of action to control the symptoms feel better. ...Read more

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Straight guy with fear of vagina(kolpophobia or eurotophobia), is it treatable? What should I do?

Straight guy with fear of vagina(kolpophobia or eurotophobia), is it treatable? What should I do?

It is treatable.: However, the degree of success with treatment can't be predicted. Recommend seeing a therapist who specialises in treatment of sexual disorders. Cognitive behavioral therapy may be a helpful approach for you. ...Read more

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Fear of going a schizophrenic going homicidal. How do you watch him every day?

Fear of going a schizophrenic going homicidal. How do you watch him every day?

Consult with his Dr.: If there is violence/homicidal risk or even concern, share your concerns with his psychiatrist and let him/her decide whether he can be managed outpatient or should be hospitalized to get stabilized on the meds... Do this asap, to be in the safe side, but also to help your loved one; a hicidal space is extremely difficult space to be in. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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How can the fear be treated if it's causing a real problem in someone's life? More especifically the fear of stressful situations causing incapability

How can the fear be treated if it's causing a real problem in someone's life? More especifically the fear of stressful situations causing incapability

Yes..: There are lots of ways to treat the fear or anxiety about situations, from talk therapy, meditation, exercise, diet modifications, relaxation techniques, behavior modification, group therapy, hypnosis, acupuncture to medication, often a combination of multiple methods is required. Contact your doctor to taylor a plan that is specific to you and your needs. ...Read more

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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...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 get rid of fear of growing old?

Fear of aging: Its not so much growing old as deteriorating therefore there are things that can be done to stay vital and youthful actually exercising and eating right and staying out of the sun will affect how you feel and keep you fit - its possible to be in better shape in your fifties than twenty year olds. Work it! also 90% of outward signs of aging are from the sun, so dont! alcohol and drugs - bad! ...Read more

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Whats a good drug to combat fear of airplanes?

None!: There is no drug to combat the fear of flying. The treatment is what is called cognitive therapy. What it means that when you take the step to fly for the first time in the company of some whom you trust, your brain will incorporate the fact that nothing bad will happen to you, and you will get rid of the fear. ...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