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How Do I Overcome The Fear Of Failure
Set the right goal: Set realistic goals that you can reach, make sure you have enough support from others so that you can overcome your fear and get opportunities to proof to yourself that you can succeed, too. ...Read more
I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more
Introduction: Try making an appointment with the dentist for an interview only with a mild examination for the first visit and no treatment. You will get acquainted with the dentist and the office and this should make a subsequent appointment less uncomfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are a few: Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Several ways: One way is to see a therapist for cognitive-behavioral therapy, and as you feel ready, have gradual exposure to your fear. In some people, hypnosis can be effective. There are also courses put out by airlines -- and by private parties such as: http://www.Fearlessflight.Com/ of course, your physician may also prescribe you a low dose benzodiazepine such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) to use pre-flight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Talk to your doctor: Many people fear that endoscopy-- specifically colonoscopy-- will hurt or that something bad will happen during it. Sedation is available and widely used. While there are risks to the procedure (infection, bleeding, perforation, missed diagnoses, and incomplete procedure) they are rare and manageable compared to undiagnosed colon cancer. You should discuss your concerns with your doctor. ...Read more
Humiliation: Realize that those who tease and humiliate are extremely insecure and usually struggle with a deep sense of inadequacy. Try to understand the root of their disturbance and realize it is not about you but about those who chose cruelty to mask their inadequacy. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needle phobia: Try to expose your self to needles gradually, have a friend accompany to your next doctor's appointment when you have blood work. Ask your doctor to help with your anxiety as well. This is a learned fear that can be reduced significantly with gradual exposure. Best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Coulrophobia: It's your choice whether to check in with a therapist -- there's no explaining why people get particular phobias but you can find videos of a man being successfully treated for an overwhelming fear of baked beans that show how useful desensitization can be. Anyone who's been ridiculed knows how touchy the whole subject of clowning / cruel humor can be. Today, phobia are cured by talking. ...Read more
Hi, What can I do to overcome my fear of swallowing medicines...I really donno how I developed this fear. What to do..
Symptoms? Crush?: I answer this not only as a physician but as a patient as well. Do you have any symptoms when you do swallow medications? Any signs of choking or something in your chest/uneasy feeling? If not, then crushing them is an option but that does minimize the effectiveness of the medicine. The other, if indicated, is to mix it with food to help minimize the anxiety associated with swallowing meds. ...Read more
Therapy: Talk to a therapist; various approaches are very helpful in resolving fear of crowds, including cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). Might also wanna look into emotional freedom techniques (eft). The latter is a self help technique also known as tapping. Check it out on you tube! let me know how you fare, or if you need further assistance. ...Read more
Difficulty to do: Phobias and fears are often misunderstood by others. I have fear of needles and heights. It is not rational! it is real, can be immobilizing and emotionally painful. Desensitization may take a long time and needs to be by someone skilled and cautious. Maybe having the patient assist in the puncture may help. This can be done. May need professional help. Don't force the issue however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you fear?: First not all women fear ambition. Before you overcome something you must understand it. What does having ambition mean to you. Answer that first then why do you fear it? Is it fear if failure or feat of success and losing control of your life. It gets complicated. Answer the easy questions first. What is ambition to me, why do I fear it, what does it represent to me?. ...Read more
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
Fear: For my patients with that fear who have no evidence of heart abnormality or family history of sudden death, i spend time reassuring them and explaining their low probability of sudden death. With the occasional patient we have done testing such as ecg, echo and treadmill to document low risk for sudden death to help reassure the patient. Sometimes psychiatric help is needed. ...Read more
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