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How Can I Overcome My Phobia Of Flying And Heights
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
See your DR: You can get help from psychologist. Medication can also be used. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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