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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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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...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 is extreme fear explained when there is no specific phobia or experience of panic attacks ?

Many sources: Anxiety can come from chemical imbalances, a side effect of medications, external stressors, too much change in too short a period of time, and other areas. I would say go to a reputable psychotherapist immediately and talk about what anxiety means to YOU. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having extreme fear of public speaking?

There's help : Fear of public speaking is very common -- so common that an organization has been created that helps people overcome this. It's called toastmaster's -- and yes it takes courage and commitment to do. But many people have benefited. You can also work with a psychologist on your specific fears. Talk therapies and exercises are helpful. Inderal (propranolol) at low dose can also help in specific situations. ...Read more

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I have severe fear of social situations?

I have severe fear of social situations?

OMG, So Embarrassed!: Social Anxiety Disorder can ruin the ability to enjoy life & life's experiences. WATCH powerful documentary that takes u into the world of others struggling w/ SAD (incl. doctors & psychologists!): http://ow.ly/F3fzQ | It really helps 2 work w/ mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders! 4 more info, see anxiet ...Read more

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Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

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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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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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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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

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What are cloudy thoughts, depression, lack of cognitive skills, lack of emotion and severe panic symptoms of?

Panic: Several possibilities, from anxiety disorder to agitated depression to organic mood disorder caused by something physiological or medications. Needs assessment by your pcp first. ...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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Dp anxiety/panic fear of losing control of body?

Dp anxiety/panic fear of losing control of body?

What's the question?: I'd like to help, but i'm not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Any ways to overcome my phobia of spiders?

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Phobia: Desensitization with graduated exposure through imagery, done by a behavior therapist experienced in working with anxiety/phobias. Consult psychiatry for referral. ...Read more

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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

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Panic attacks in fear of death, how do I cope with this?

Panic: Cognitive behavior therapy helps, as well as relaxation training, meditation, yoga, exposure thru imagery, etc. Discuss with a therapist. ...Read more

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How to overcome acrophobia (fear of height)?

How to overcome acrophobia (fear of height)?

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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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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Could vertigo cause fear of heights?

Could vertigo cause fear of heights?

The two conditions: you mention can be linked. After your doc has ruled out any medial conditions, you can see a clinical psychologist who does exposure therapy for help. Make sure you find a well trained one, e.g., who is board certified or belongs to the Exposure and Ritual Prevention organization. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Is borderline personality disorder associated with the intense fear of abandonment?

Borderline: Absolutely, intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...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


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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more