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How To Deal With Chronophobia
Chronophobia: I would suggest seeing a psychologist who works with people with phobias. One technique very effective for phobias is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Chronophobia (fear of time) is often known as "Prison Neurosis" due to its prevalence in prison populations. It can occur after natural disasters when daily routine is interrupted, older adults, or those with terminal illness ...Read more
Chronophobia is described as the fear of time. There are three categories of phobia including agoraphobia, social phobia, and specific phobias which includes spiders, snakes, dogs, water, and heights. Chronophobia falls under the category of specific phobia because time is a specific object that one can fear. It affects 5.1% & 12.5% of Americans.
A person may be genetically affected after the A person may be genetically affected after the traumatic experience due to Adrenal insufficiency. Those with these insufficiencies are more susceptible to anxiety and fear. When people are incarcerated, they experience a heighten sense of anxiety. The stress of prison makes inmates especially at risk. Inmates start to contemplate time extensively because they are incarcerated for a certain amount of time. It is not uncommon for prison inmates to count-down the days until their release. ...Read more
Any docs with any experience dealing with chronophobia (the neurotic fear of time)? If so, what was the patient like?
Will get back to you: Distracted by their timepiece. Often early for appointments and wanting a little more time at the end. Fastidious and somewhat obsessive compulsive in personality. Rigid to the point it was experienced as sometimes controlling by others in particular their spouses. Time itself seemed to be an adversary. ...Read more
Anxiety: There are multiple treatment approaches available. However, the most widely researched and used treatments include: psychotherapy and medications. The majority of the research studies done showed that the combination of medications (antidepressants) and therapy (the most widely used one is cognitive-behavioral therapy) works the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go see your doctor: Assuming that you're actually referring to giardia, an intestinal parasite, rather than geradia, a species of golden coral, you'll need to go see your family doc for antibiotic treatment but only if necessary & doesn't resolve on its own. Check out http://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/giardia/ & http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/giardia-infection/ds00739 for more info. ...Read more
With what?: Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more
Begin with diagnosis: First, you need a more specific diagnosis. Are your symptoms related to the muscles or joints themselves? Are you dizzy, having headaches, or joints painful and popping? Treatment can me as simple as antiinflammatort meds, moist heat and relaxation. Can also include fixing your bite with an orthosis, orthodontics or reconstruction. Or joint surgery as a last resort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am sorry but there: Isn't enough to determine what your problem with sleep is. I will provide information on sleep hygiene basics. If you need more specific info then please clarify and re-ask. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First, you need to: Work with a care provider whom you trust and feel comfortable working as a team. Once it has been determined if you urgently need insulin or other medication, the focus will turn to you: coping with chronic disease, testing, learning/eating a healthy diet, incorporating moderate exercise into lifestyle, balance of rest/sleep. Optimal care of diabetes principally depends on YOU. All the best:) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Start w a med: Eval. It may uncover underlying medical problems that need to be addressed. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest is good: Adequate sleep, avoidance of stimulants, and alcohol, proper nutirition, hydration, exercise... And of course adequate sleep. Naps of less than 1/2 hour probably won't help - uninterupted sleep for at least 6-7 preferrably 8 hours a night helps. If one has lost a lot of sleep it can take a week or so to get back to normal. ...Read more