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Is there anyway to rid social phobia? I'm tired of feeling this way :( why do i have to be scared to be who I am

Is there anyway to rid social phobia? I'm tired of feeling this way :( why do i have to be scared to be who I am

Neurodevelopmental: factors, even with changes on MRI in certain areas of the brain & environmental factors both contribute to Social Anxiety Disorder. Seek assessment & management by a psychiatrist & a psychologist, as both pharmacological agents & Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy are very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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How do I find a good therapist for overcoming driving phobia? Sick of feeling surreal or displaced, as if I am not really driving.

Try website: There are a number of excellent online resources for finding a licensed therapist. For example, http://locator.Apa.Org/ http://therapists.Psychologytoday.Com/rms/prof_search.Php. ...Read more

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Was around somone with the stomachbug a dayafter it hit her, washed hands feeling ok will i get it i have a phobia of puking its been 24 hours?

Was around somone with the stomachbug a dayafter it hit her, washed hands feeling ok will i get it i have a phobia of puking its been 24 hours?

Flu can be: transmitted through the air, as can colds. Both are more likely to find your body via your eyes, nose and mouth, so don't touch them without being very conscious of which part of the body does the touching (back of wrist is good) or if your hands are sanitized. Viruses can produce symptoms in a couple of days, or take four or five days. Depends on the virus and your immunity. At that, OK. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get over my phobia of feeling nauseous & vomiting ?

Can you tell me how I could get over my phobia of feeling nauseous & vomiting ?

Cognitive Behavioral: Therapy or CBT can help you get over your phobia. The procedure progressive desensitization is treatment of choice. You will learn relaxation technique, set up a hierarchy of what you fear then imagine it while relaxed. Once you can imagine it while relaxed you will overcome it. ...Read more

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I have extreme anxiety and irrational phobia regarding heart health. I have had numerous normal tests but can't seem to shake the feeling I should have another test. ?

I have extreme anxiety and irrational phobia regarding heart health. I have had numerous normal tests but can't seem to shake the feeling I should have another test. ?

Hypochondriasis is: an anxiety condition that causes you to be overly fearful of disease. The key element is that you aren't physically (or mentally) sick (other than the extreme anxiety over the possibility). You just worry and obsess about it to the point of interfering with your peace of mind. If your MD said you are OK, then next seek out behavioral treatment. Try a psychologist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is better for a common anxious phobia Zoloft (sertraline) or seroxat ? What is the bad sides for each of them ? And what is the best for a 19 years old guy?

What is better for a common anxious phobia Zoloft (sertraline) or seroxat ? What is the bad sides for each of them ? And what is the best for a 19 years old guy?

Is a long answer: The rx u mentioned r antidepressants, there's specific rx's 4 anxiety. U need 2 c a psychiatrist to b evaluated. If u have a combination of anx & deprs, u may need more than 1 rx. Also everyone reacts differently 2 the drugs so it may b a trial of many combination of meds.U have 2 b patient & not feel like ur a quinipig just because u r trying so many drugs & combinations of them. Open up & truthfu. ...Read more

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Going to dentist for filling tomorrow. I have a major phobia of needles. I get gas but I am still very anxious. Very scared and panicking what to do?

Going to dentist for filling tomorrow. I have a major phobia of needles. I get gas but I am still very anxious. Very scared and panicking what to do?

Overcome your fears: If you have not already done so, discuss your fears with your dentist prior to any treatment. The use of a topical anesthetic along with nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia makes the injections nothing worse than a mosquito bite, if you feel it at all. You can work yourself up or conquer your fears. Your choice. All my patients with similar apprehension tell be it was 'nothing as bad as they expected.'. ...Read more

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I'm obsessed, anxious/phobia w trigeminal neuralgia & feel burning around lip, nose, philtrum. NO stabbing pain at all. Do I need psychological help?

I'm obsessed, anxious/phobia w trigeminal neuralgia & feel burning around lip, nose, philtrum. NO stabbing pain at all. Do I need psychological help?

Yes, CBT for OCD: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most researched psychological treatment for for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and related disorders such as BDD or health anxiety. See a CBT therapist near you. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between a fear and a phobia?

What’s the difference between a fear and a phobia?

: Fear is felt to be a normal protective mechanism. Fear is what causes us to walk slowly to keep from stumbling when it is too dark to see. A phobia is an abnormal fear that keeps the sufferer from normal activities. Someone with a phobia of heights would not be able to use a ladder at all. A non-phobic fear of fear of heights makes people be very careful when climbing on ladders. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more