Top
10
Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Irrational Fear

Share
1

1
Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Phobia: A phobia is an irrational or excessive fear of something (heights) that causes significant distress and interferes with a persons ability to function. Many reasons may be linked to your fear, but figuring out the why is less inportant than confronting it head on. The best way to do this is with a licensed professional who can guide you thru the process of systematic desensitization. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

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


2

2
How can I get over an irrational fear of bees?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy = systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself to the feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps (e.g., from looking at photo of a bee, to holding toy bee right up to getting up close 2them). At each step, you experience fear but "stay w/ it" until your level of fear drops/you feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
What do you think I should do to get over my irrational fear of squirrels?

What do you think I should do to get over my irrational fear of squirrels?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Is there a way to get over my irrational fear of leeches?

Is there a way to get over my irrational fear of leeches?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What to do if I have irrational fear, should I talk to a shrink?

What to do if I have irrational fear, should I talk to a shrink?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
How do I get over my irrational fear of losing control even when im not the one at risk, my elderly parent is?

Losing control: Is the "risk" one of actually losing control or just being afraid of losing control. Watching an elderly parent fail slowly over time does tend to make one very aware of control issues, as there is basically no control over this. Is your parent "afraid" or just you? At the heart of most of these control issues is a fear of death and disease that we usually don't want to think about. Talk about it. ...Read more

7

7
I think my irrational fear of being pregnant (i feel like my belly's growing) may be due to my ed. What can I do to stop or help it?

Irrational fear: We all have fears but when the fears become irrational it is time to seek help. Speak with your doctor or get a referral to a psychiatrist. ...Read more

8

8
I've never had a seizure & don't have family history of epilepsy, but I avoid potentially seizure inducing visuals. Is this a totally irrational fear?

I've never had a seizure & don't have family history of epilepsy, but I avoid potentially seizure inducing visuals. Is this a totally irrational fear?

It seems a bit: irrational to me. I'm not sure if there are visual that could cause a seizure. Consider talking to a psychologist to understand why you are so concerned about having a seizure so that you can get over this fear. ...Read more

9

9
Could an irrational fear just suddenly develop?

Unfortunately yes: Like other conditions in medicine they do not send us a text message or an email in advance of their arrival to notify us that they are coming. It is unfortunately sad but true. Kind of like some relatives around the holidays. Just kidding. Have a blessed and healthy holiday season. ...Read more

10

10
Please help! I have an irrational fear of time?

Please help! I have an irrational fear of time?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. James Hocker
385 doctors shared insights

Phytotherapy (Definition)

This is ...Read more