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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fear Of Crowds (Overview)

Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate with intensity of anxiety.


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Getting over fear of crowds for holiday?

Getting over fear of crowds for holiday?

Exposure to crowds: If you need brief treatment of a crowd phobia / near-phobia, you could consult a behavioral therapist to expose you to slowly increasing levels of crowd-related stimuli. They will give you coping skills and will personally support you as well. If you have no time at all, consult your physician about *temporary* anxiolytic pills. Then exposure therapy when you have time. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Fear Of Crowds (Overview)

Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate with intensity of anxiety.


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Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at rock concert treatment ideas?

Hang back: Practically every rock concert has an area to chill out, away from the stage and the pushy concert-goers, but within earshot of the music. If you are not afraid of heights, try the last row of seats in the balcony, near an exit and usually pretty open. Avoid drinking or getting high, since a loss of control might precipitate anxiety. Chill out, enjoy the music and leave before/during the encore. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my fear of crowds at major sporting events besides leave early?

Enjoy watching sport: Consult with a psychologist to help you be free of your fears. Preferably someone who is competent and experienced in treating agoraphobia using a cognitive behavioral approach. It can help you be able to attend and enjoy the events you like. ...Read more

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Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at a concert treatment ideas?

Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at a concert treatment ideas?

Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of public spaces. Included but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, and uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and rock concerts. Exposure treatment, systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring and relaxation techniques are often useful to stop or prevent the anxiety and panic associated with agoraphobia. ...Read more

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How do I get over this fear of crowds ?

Therapy: Talk to a therapist; various approaches are very helpful in resolving fear of crowds, including cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). Might also wanna look into emotional freedom techniques (eft). The latter is a self help technique also known as tapping. Check it out on you tube! let me know how you fare, or if you need further assistance. ...Read more

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What are the causes of agoraphobia?

What are the causes of agoraphobia?

Agoraphobia: Exact causes are currently unknown, although some hypothesize the causes are other anxiety disorders, stressful environment, or substance abuse such as chronic use of alcohol/sedatives/nicotine. ...Read more

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What is it called if fear of crowds?

What is it called if  fear of crowds?

Agoraphobia: Both. The greek translation is fear of the marketplace. ...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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New fear of crowds, arose at age 55?

New fear of crowds, arose at age 55?

Agoraphobia at 55: Onset of agoraphobia or fear of crowds occurs from the early twenties to early thirties. Recent studies have shown a linkage between agoraphobia and difficulties with spatial orientation. As we age difficulties with spatial orientation can occur and one might hypothesize that someone age 55 could develop new onset agoraphobia. This is highly theoretical and more research is necessary. ...Read more

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Getting over fear of crowds for holiday?

Exposure to crowds: If you need brief treatment of a crowd phobia / near-phobia, you could consult a behavioral therapist to expose you to slowly increasing levels of crowd-related stimuli. They will give you coping skills and will personally support you as well. If you have no time at all, consult your physician about *temporary* anxiolytic pills. Then exposure therapy when you have time. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fear of crowds?

What is the definition or description of: Fear of crowds?

Anxiety: Fear of crowd means the patient is anxious around other people. Group size does not necessarily correlate with intensity of anxiety. ...Read more

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How to get over a fear of crowds?

How to get over a fear of crowds?

Treat agoraphobia: Consult with a psychologist competent in treating agoraphobia with a cognitive-behavioral approach. Try and find someone who uses a structured step by step treatment program. You will be trained to master techniques that will help you manage your anxiety and re-establish your sense of control. ...Read more

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How do I get over this fear of crowds ?

Therapy: Talk to a therapist; various approaches are very helpful in resolving fear of crowds, including cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). Might also wanna look into emotional freedom techniques (eft). The latter is a self help technique also known as tapping. Check it out on you tube! let me know how you fare, or if you need further assistance. ...Read more

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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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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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How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

How to get over a fear of crowds when I am the speaker?

Practice a lot: Public speaking is difficult if you are shy, or unsure of the topic or material that is being presented. Practice in front of a mirror, or a familiar person first, carry notes in case you "get stuck", and pick one person out of your audience to address with eye contact which will "eliminate the crowd" and ease the anxiety.. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my fear of crowds x?

Psychotherapy or EFT: Psychotherapy can be very helpful with that. It will assist u in exploring any underlying issues & provide u specific training in various techniques to loosen up such fear; eft (emotional freedom technique) is a self help tool (www.Eftuniverse.Com) based on energy psychology that is proving to be very effective in freeing people of anxiety in anxiety-provoking situations. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my fear of crowds at major sporting events besides leave early?

Enjoy watching sport: Consult with a psychologist to help you be free of your fears. Preferably someone who is competent and experienced in treating agoraphobia using a cognitive behavioral approach. It can help you be able to attend and enjoy the events you like. ...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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Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at a concert treatment ideas?

Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of public spaces. Included but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, and uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and rock concerts. Exposure treatment, systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring and relaxation techniques are often useful to stop or prevent the anxiety and panic associated with agoraphobia. ...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


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Agoraphobia (Definition)

The fear of being unable to escape a situation in the event ...Read more