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How Can I Overcome My Aquaphobia
Aquaphobia is an : anxiety disorder, an abnormal & persistent fear of water with anxiety even when knowing water in an ocean, lake, creek, or even a bathtub poses no imminent threat. It often begins in childhood after a bad experience. Exposure Therapy is the mainstay of treatment See http://psychcentral.com/lib/what-is-exposure-therapy/0001640. ...Read more
Both "aqua" and: "hydro" mean water. A ;phobia is an irrational fear. Both terms mean the same thing. Please see a mental health professional to help you sort this out. He/she may use systematic desensitization to treat the phobic response. Peace and good health. A the water tap associated with this response suggests, you can control it more than you think. ...Read more
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Pretty broad plea!: Sounds like your ego/self-esteem, have taken a hit... But, whatever the cause, it will help to talk to a therapist. It's hard to get through a life without getting hurt, but there's no rule that says you have to suffer alone! so much depends on your perspective; which is, of course, shaped by your experiences. You have no control over most of those, either...But if you're still here, you've won! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get a check up: First of all make an appontment with your doctor and have a complete check up to find if there is a medical condition causing your extreme tiredness if one is found get it treated and you will be ok if no medical reason found then make sure you get 7to8 hours of good night sleep avoid too strenuous exercises for some time eat healthy cut down on carbs dont smoke and drink in moderation relax&laugh. ...Read more
Need good evaluation: Start with a good evaluation by pcp and then an eval by a mental health professional. Cbt can be very helpful. Take an inventory of life stressors and determine how you can address them in more adaptive ways. Reduce stimulants in diet. Better sleep, exercise, yoga, good nutrition & meditation can help. Meds such as ssri's, benzos, and Buspar (buspirone) can help. Review med options with doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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