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How can I get over my acrophobia?

How can I get over my acrophobia?

In vivo exposure: In a real setting or computer simulated situations in a controlled clinical environment would help. ...Read more

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How can I get over my depression?

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How can I get over my depression?

Dep. tx: Schedule appointment with mental health counselor for assessment and possible referral for medications if needed. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over my fear of needles?

Can i tell me how i can get over my fear of needles?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a great way to get over various fears and phobias. You need a psychologist or other psychotherapist who's experienced with this, for best results. Sometimes hypnosis can be helpful too. You can find psychotherapists in your area via http://www.Psychologytoday.Com/ -- use the menu under "find a therapist" and put in your zip code. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I get over claustrophobia?

How can I get over claustrophobia?

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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How can I get over my fear of driving?

How can I get over my fear of driving?

There are ways: Have you ever obtained a driver's license before? In you don't have problem getting into a car you may start to practice with someone you trust in a quiet neighborhood after rush hour. If you can't even sit on the driver's seat, you would need systematic desensitization first before you can actually drive. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of flying?

How can I get over my fear of flying?

Aviophobia: There are three basic treatments for fear of flying severe enough to be classified as an anxiety disorder, systematic densensitization, cognitive therapy and medications. There is a nice overview at http://www.Guidetopsychology.Com/fearfly.Htm. The severity of your phobia will determine which intervention(s)-ur family physician should be able to provide a referral to a the appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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How do I get over my shyness?

How do I get over my shyness?

Exposure: Shyness like other traits, can be modified, but not completely eliminated. Exposing yourself to new situations with unknown people repeatedly may ib essence desensitize yourself to shyness in these situations. By forcing yourself to meet and interact with ubfamiliar people may also boost your self- confidence. ...Read more

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How can I get over squeamishness?

Exercise: Exercise is a great way to relieve stress. Your body releases endorphins during exercise, which can help you feel calm. If you exercise 30 - 60 minutes a day, your stress levels can improve. When stressed, take 5 slow, deep breaths with your eyes closed, then roll your shoulders forward 5 times, then back 5 times. This will slow your heart rate and release tension in your neck and shoulders. ...Read more

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How can I get over grief?

Pastoral counseling: Or a grief counselor. At times like this there is no way to avoid asking ultimate questions. Dealing with these questions becomes important whether you are an atheist or believer. Grief is like having part of you inner self amputated. If it's a spouse you go from living as a twosome to being on your lonesome. It can be devastating. Each religion has developed its own specialists to help deal with this. ...Read more

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How can I get over shyness?

Focus on them: Shy people tend to be preoccupied with themselves (e.g., will people like me?) when they encounter others.Consider, the next time you meet someone, focus on learning about the other person (a favorite subject for many). This will take the spotlight off you, and may help you relax. Relaxation and mindfulness skills can also be invaluable as can developing interests to bolster your self-confidence. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of snakes?

How can I get over my fear of snakes?

CBT : Systematic desensitization is a specific type of behavior therapy that is very helpful to individuals to overcome fears. It involves gradual exposure to the feared stimulus while teaching a person to be able to be able to acclimate to their own feelings of fear. Contact a licensed psychologist trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How can I get over my phobia/fear of injury?

How can I get over my phobia/fear of injury?

Fear of injury: Many people find cognitive behavioral therapy very useful in overcoming phobias and fears. For this you would consult a psychologist, psychiatrist, or other therapist who does this work. There would be an evaluation first, to explore the problem and make sure what's being dealt with. Therapy involves a combination of in-person sessions and generally also some homework outside of sessions. ...Read more

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What can I do to get over my anxiety?

What can I do to get over my anxiety?

Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker and more effective. Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can get over anxiety?

Can i tell me how i can get over anxiety?

Anxiety: Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program, deep breathing exercises or progressive muscle relaxation. Cognitive behavioral >. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of cancer?

How can I get over my fear of cancer?

Look at the stats: Cancer principally is a disease of old age. Every now and then somebody younger, perhaps a celebrity, might get a case of one cancer or another at a younger age and it becomes popular thought that cancer attacks the young, but the vast majority of cancer cases are age 70 and above. But please, use your worries constructively. Colonoscopy and mammography are very helpful in finding earlier cases. ...Read more

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How can I get over my fear of drowning?

How can I get over my fear of drowning?

Fear : Imagery works fairly well. Close your eyes & visualize yourself in wheelchair until you start getting tense, and here you open your eyes & reassure yourself you are ok & no wheelchair is around. With drowning fear, same idea, except replace wheelchair with being in water swimming. ...Read more

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How could i get over my phobia of driving?

How could i get over my phobia of driving?

Manage phobia with: Relaxation training & cognitive behavioral therapy with gradual exposure. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. Find a mental health professional who treats anxiety/phobia. If you had a traumatic driving experience, find a professional who also uses eye movement desensitization & reprocessing (emdr). Biofeedback helps learn relaxation (www.Bcia.Org & www.Aapb.Org). ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get over my phobia of knives?

Can you tell me how I could get over my phobia of knives?

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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Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles/injections?

Can you tell me how i could get over my fear of needles/injections?

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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