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How Can I Get Over My Fear Of Driving A Car
Hypnosis??: As I have personally treated patients with such fears with success, i would recommend that you consider hypnosis. There are many approaches to your problem using the tool of hypnosis such as desensitization. Another approach would be to use hypnosis to find the basis for your fear, if you don't already kinow that. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: If you have little experience driving or lack driving skills - then attending driving school or practicing on back roads with a friend may help to build your confidence as well as your driving skills. If you have fears that others would consider unwarranted (such as a phobia) this would warrant obtaining psychological health. I have a patient w obsessive compulsive disorder who drives fine but >. ...Read more
I continue to have extreme fear of driving i think i'm traumatized from a car accident when i was 9. How can psychologist help me? Is hypnosis good?
Psychologist helps: A psychologist will look at all of your history to see if there are other things contributing to your fears. Then she will provide therapies to address what is keeping you afraid. She may use relaxation and exposure therapy or CBT. A good assessment will give you the best direction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Get evaluated: You need to make an appointment with a psychiatrist to first get a thorough evaluation and then a diagnosis. Your fear of medication may be a symptom of an underlying anxiety disorder, fear of loss of control and dependence, and so on. It's fairly common, and sometimes, easy to treat. Sharing with a professional is the first step. Call for an appointment tomorrow. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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