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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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Time & action: Shame, like pain, is one way we know something's off about our body or mind. Both can be quite helpful signals but also can become problems themselves. First step is to identify the source and decide if there is anything you can do about it--now or for furture similar cases. If you're stuck, a brief case of therapy may help, especially if this feels like a pattern for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do you overcome the desire to eat when not hungry? I didn't eat dinner, i'm not hungry, but it is a struggle to not go get food.
2 Types of Hunger: The 1st is physiologic, your body needs energy & nutrients; 2nd is "habit" hunger, you are used to snacking. The 1st is triggered by things such as dropping blood sugar; the 2nd by environmental triggers. Example, if you are used to sitting down at 8 pm in front of the tv with a bowl of ice cream, your mind will expect ice cream when you sit down at 8 to watch tv. Identify & control your triggers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Belief in yourself: It is easier to be more assertive when one feels good about oneself. Feelings of inferiority sometimes result from different experiences of life or could be part of one's personality. Psychotherapy will be helpful to figure this out and learn the tools needed to overcome it. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can: start w a medical eval. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy can help. Don't isolate. Spend time w people. Use your support system. Get out. Don’t stagnate at home. Get at least 8 hours of sleep/night & eat healthfully. Daily aerobic physical activity is a big +. Try acupuncture, tai chi, qi gong, yoga or meditation. Recommend the “Feeling Good Book' by Dr. David Burns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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