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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

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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Is fear of dying during labor common?

Is fear of dying during labor common?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy can be a scary time especially if you having complications. It would be understandable to experience fear of dying during labor. Talk to your OB about your concerns and perhaps this may relieve your fear. Hope all goes well. ...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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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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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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Fear of being watched equal paranoia?

Fear of being watched equal paranoia?

Maybe,not necessaril: Could also be one of the many anxiety disorder... I would consult with a psychologist or psychiatrist about this... You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain! ...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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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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How to overcome fear of dying from chemotherapy?

How to overcome fear of dying from chemotherapy?

Support groups: Speak with women who have been through the process. Ask your doctor if there is another patient you could talk with, or if they know of any support groups. ...Read more

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What are the odds of beating stage 4 glioma?

What are the odds of beating stage 4 glioma?

Survival for GBM or: Stage IV glioma is quite poor, half succomb by 14 months, and > 90% by 2 years. Younger, completely resected, better functional people tend to do the best, but there are no cures. My dad died of this at age 63 31 years ago. Temozolamide is new since then. Senator ted kennedy is the most recent celebrity to survive about 18 mos from dx. These are the cold facts. ...Read more

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Is a fear of heights a very common phobie or fear? Shouldn't everybody should have fear of heights, for survival.

Is a fear of heights a very common phobie or fear? Shouldn't everybody should have fear of heights, for survival.

Fear of Heights: Acrophobia is a fear of heights, and there is a difference about a rational survival based fear of heights and a phobia which is defined as an irrational deep seated fear which can cause paralytic fear of heights in cases where there is no rational fear such as on a safe enclosure or inside a building, or even on a second floor of a house. ...Read more

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What are the beginning symptoms of dying with stage 4 nsclc?

What are the beginning symptoms of dying with stage 4 nsclc?

Highly variable: Lung Cancer kills by its ability to spread elsewhere in the body (metastases). NSCLC commonly metastasizes to the brain( 30-40%) and bone (20%). It also spreads to other areas of the lung, skin, adrenal glands and to the liver. Brain involvement can be rapidly lethal but may be asymptomatic. Bone mets are highly symptomatic but less deadly. Lung cancer may progress to death with no symptoms ...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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About early identification of dementia?

About early identification of dementia?

First, it's necessar: To keep an eye on risk factors, like hypertension, alcohol intake, etc. Then regular examinations of memory function. ...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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Is tinnutitis the end stage of benzo withdrawal?

Is tinnutitis the end stage of benzo withdrawal?

It is possible.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. Tinnitus has been reported as one of the possible symptoms among others, after discontinuation of long term use of benzodiazepines. As with most withdrawal symptoms, it should resolve within few days after discontinuation. Greetings. ...Read more