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How Can I Control Fear Over Being Hungry
Depends: Is the fear real or is it psychological called a phobia. If food is readily available then one should seek medical help concerning the unrealistic fear or phobia. There are many causes of this and it is always best to start with a thorough physical examination and then discuss your fears with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Letting go, psychT: Identify situations that are under your control and situations that are not. Work on things you can control and let go of things that cannot be controlled. Listen to your body and pay attention to your thoughts when symptoms exacerbate. Find a counselor to help you navigate through your symptoms and if there's a need consider medication. Live in the present, but not past or future. ...Read more
Do Both: Up to about age two, we have no control of what we do or how we respond. The 'terrible' twos simply defines that us little people start to experience that how we respond can push mom's or dad's buttons--and that's really really cool. All of us are anal, fearful of losing control, it's simply a matter of degree. Far right--super anal, far left--no anal tone. Find the middle ground that's right 4u. ...Read more
Yes. Always will.: The stage you refer to is the final fear: dying. In the past month, I have celebrated the birth and life of two of my pts: elderly italian, proud women with a spark in their eyes. One is 101, the other ten years her senior! one of the giants in geriatric medicine (and colleague at hopkins) described aging as 'homeostenosis': all narrows & stiffens. Letting go is the only way of going on. Relax. ...Read more
I suffer from severe hypochondria. Are there any ways (mental exercises, etc.) to help me control my fears? I even worry when i don't have symptoms.
Therapy can help: I'm not aware of any "mental exercises" for hypochondria. However, psychotherapy may be able to help you decrease your anxiety and preoccupation. There are different approaches to psychotherapy, so find a therapist you're comfortable with. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I need to know how to control my fear. I am so scared all the time and i don't know why. What should I do?
PSYCHIATRIC HELP: You have a problem and you can not live your life like that.You should consult a psychiatrist and may need therapy. ...Read more
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