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Fear (Definition)

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


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How can I get my friend to overcome the fear of other people knowing she has a problem and going to aa?

How can I get my friend to overcome the fear of other people knowing she has a problem and going to aa?

You can't: You can help her by being supportive and non-judgmental, by being a friend, but you cannot "get her" to do anything really. There are "open" aa meetings where people with and without alcoholism, and people who are just curious can go. Offer to go to an open meeting with her. You could ask one of the older members to talk to her and even be a temporary sponsor. You can go to alanon yourself. ...Read more

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I fear of speaking with people because i fear of speaking stupidly and the more i try to overcome the worst it get how can i manage this symptoms ?

I fear of speaking with people because i fear of speaking stupidly and the more i try to overcome the worst it get how can i manage this symptoms ?

This is a VERY: COMMON problem for young people and the "solutions" vary from taking a "public speaking" course to COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL therapy! Fact is it CAN BE OVERCOME!!! Talk with your Primary Care Provider for a referral . HE/SHE will be able to decide what treatment is best for YOU! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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How to get rid or overcome the fear of germs? (mysophobia)

How to get rid or overcome the fear of germs? (mysophobia)

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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I have this horrible fear of staying home alone. Like my anxiety level goes up immediately, I get really antsy. How do I overcome this?

I have this horrible fear of staying home alone. Like my anxiety level goes up immediately, I get really antsy. How do I overcome this?

CBT: Cognitive-behavioral therapy can help immensely with learning to manage anxiety. Consult with a psychologist here on HealthTap or in your community to start the process of developing healthy coping strategies. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my fear of flying? My fear is I will have a panic attack on the plane bc im afraid of heights and I wont be able to get off.

How can I overcome my fear of flying? My fear is I will have a panic attack on the plane bc im afraid of heights and I wont be able to get off.

For phobias: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are sometimes indicated as well. ...Read more

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I get occasional dizzy spells esp. with movement and i'm always in fear of the next spell, or worried it will get worse. how can i overcome this fear?

I get occasional dizzy spells esp. with movement and i'm always in fear of the next spell, or worried it will get worse. how can i overcome this fear?

Have you had a: general physical? You'll want to check the basics, blood panel, nutrition, ht/wt ratio, EENT, etc. If all is OK, you probably have anxiety, possibly GAD or hypochondriasis. These should be treated by a psychologist or psychiatrist. Here's a starting point to learn all about anxiety: http://www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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Claustrophobia? I couldn't get into tube of MRI being panic. Eventually, got in from feet and kept face outside. Are there ways to overcome the fear?

Claustrophobia? I couldn't get into tube of MRI being panic. Eventually, got in from feet and kept face outside. Are there ways to overcome the fear?

Open MRI or Sedation: If you need MRI scans in the future, you may benefit from an open MRI scanner if one is available in your area. It is open on two sides and some people tolerate it better. Another option is sedation MRI where you get conscious sedation during your MRI scan. Again, this is not available in all practices or hospitals. ...Read more

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I've trouble in breathing. Hard to in take breath. Doctors told that I've wheezing. Sometimes I fear that is it a asthma. Suggest me to over overcome.

I've trouble in breathing. Hard to in take breath. Doctors told that I've wheezing. Sometimes I fear that is it a asthma. Suggest me to over overcome.

Deal with it.: You may indeed have asthma. Rather than fearing it, face the problem and deal with it. There are many medicines which can dramatically improve breathing for ashthma patients. Discuss that with your doctor. ...Read more

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