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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
Frustration: Frustration is really just a momentary emotional experience. We feel uncomfortable and want something to change. Rather than seeking some way to not feel that emotional state, just sit and let the frustration be as it is. Don't tell a story about it, just let it be and see how it resolves all on its own without doing anything. The biggest problem with frustration is trying to get away from it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No simple way: This is an issue that may be a problem . Comes from number of things. If self image is poor then shyness is not easy to overcome. Need to feel good about yourself. ARE you shy around anyone or just women. You can practice what to say to other in from of mirror. Get ideas from parent or good friend. Then practice in mirror. Note then going out with people you trust and engage in social areas helps ...Read more
Dr Byrnes got it!: Vounteering is a wonderful suggestion. Once we are out of school, retired, or just not working, many of us get lonely because we are, in fact, alone. No one should be alone all the time. I suggest: joining a church, a community center, or even an aa or al-anon fellowship if appropriate. Volunteer at: a library, a soup kitchen, a volunteer ambulance, a shelter, you name it! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Counseling (esp. Cognitive behavioral therapy) ; a self-treatment called eft can help (http://www.Eftuniverse.Com/). Many herbs help, including tulsi (holy basil), ashwagandha, valerian ; passionflower. Magnesium ; b vitamins often help, as can l-tryptophan ; l-theanine. Homeopathy ; bach flowers can help. Avoid sugar, caffeine ; unhealthy foods. Exercise can be very helpful, as is meditation. ...Read more
Discuss with doc: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
Diabetes: If you have type 1 diabetes it is difficult to overcome and you must control your blood sugar every day. If you have type 2 diabetes you can and should get rid of it. Check your blood sugar before breakfast and before lunch. Document all food and liquid intake for breakfast and anything between breakfast and lunch. Aim to have both pre-breakfast and pre-lunch values very close to each other. ...Read more
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