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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more


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What can I take to overcome phobia of flying?

What can I take to overcome phobia of flying?

Progressive : Desensitization, a form of cognitive behavioral therapy is very effective and brief form of treatment for phobias. Find a therapist who specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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My daughter of 5 suddenly prefers to stay in rather than go out to play....She has recently developed a phobia of flying insects... How do I tackle?

My daughter of 5 suddenly prefers to stay in rather than go out to play....She has recently developed a phobia of flying insects... How do I tackle?

Parents: Ask 2 Q's: According 2dr lynn miller-psychologist/profssr @u of british columbia 85% of young children whose parents answer yes 2these two q's will develop an anxiety disorder later in life: 1)"is ur child more shy or anxious than other children his/her age?";& 2)"is ur child more worried than other children his/her age?" get kids help early! help them recognize their anxiety & learn 2manage it effecively. ...Read more

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How do I overcome my phobia of swallowing tablets?

How do I overcome my phobia of swallowing tablets?

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 overcome my phobia of blood tests and finally figure out what's wrong with me?

How can I overcome my phobia of blood tests and finally figure out what's wrong with me?

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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Is there a way to really overcome phobias?

Yes: Professional help for phobias is usually behavioral or cognitive-behavioral. For example, "systematic desensitization" is gradual exposure to the feared object or situation, with the help of a therapist, to learn to be calm in its presence. The basic idea is to disconnect the phobic stimulus from the fear/panic response. There are self-help books using similar approaches that may help too. ...Read more

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Any ways to overcome my phobia of spiders?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Phobia: Desensitization with graduated exposure through imagery, done by a behavior therapist experienced in working with anxiety/phobias. Consult psychiatry for referral. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overcome my horrible phobia?

Is it possible to overcome my horrible phobia?

Phobias: Fears, such as a fear of heights (acrophobia), can be helped or cured by a procedure called "systematic desensitization." essentially, one learns a deep relaxation technique and, while relaxing, gets exposure to aspects of the phobia. The coupling of deep relaxation with gradual exposure to graded aspects of the phobia eliminates the fear. Call a professional with expertise in this area. ...Read more

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