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Why does a hydrophobia patient fear water?

Why does a hydrophobia patient fear water?

Rabies: Actual hydrophobia is a brain disease. The virus has evolved so as to make swallowing painful in the hopes that the victim will transmit the virus in saliva. It also damages the brain to make the victim want to bite. The sight of water evokes the pain. It's a cruel disease. ...Read more

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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 do I get over my fear of water due to bullying?

How do I get over my fear of water due to bullying?

Behavioral therapy: This sounds like a simple phobia to be treated by behavioral therapy. But there is a larger question about the bullying and the fear it induced and what the other long term effects might be. In other words, what problems remain after you're no longer afraid of water? Those may require a longer term therapy. ...Read more

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How can I overcome my fear of water? Had it since a mean boy dunked me when 5.

How can I overcome my fear of water? Had it since a mean boy dunked me when 5.

DEPENDING ON HOW: Long ago this happened, there are very successful treatments available. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be done for fear of water?

What can be done for fear of water?

For fear of water: 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 some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a fear of water but not if floating?

Is it possible to have a fear of water but not if floating?

Fear of water: Yes its possible to be afraid of water while standing looking at it from dry land accept the fear from the person and work on the reasons why - did they ever have a near-drowning experience you can work on the fear by getting closer and closer each time and then step in and slowly day by day going a bit father out yelling and screaming or frustration will only increase anxiety, counterproductive. ...Read more

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Are y swimming lessons a good way to get over my fear of water?

Are y swimming lessons a good way to get over my fear of water?

Absolutely: Swimming is great for your health! for your whole life. Just do it! dr nike. ...Read more

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I have a seep fear of water intoxication. How do I overcome this?

I have a seep fear of water intoxication. How do I overcome this?

Thirst: Take small sips to quench thirst. If uncertain , chew on a salty pretzel.. More is not better. If you observe someone else overdoing the water, slow them down by talking to them, water intoxication is real, your fear is not nissguided. ...Read more

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Fear of water intoxication i'm so worried how much can a runner drink?

Water intoxication: You can generate fluid overload if you obsessively drink too much fluids---remember during long distance running you lose water and sodium so drinking sports drink in moderation should not cause this complication. ...Read more

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Hi my kid is 2.9 years but he is little coward he has fear of water some loud sound n shy with meeting people n he takes much time to adjust in school?

Hi my kid is 2.9 years but he is little coward he has fear of water some loud sound n shy with meeting people n he takes much time to adjust in school?

Shy child: It sounds like your son needs support and understanding, rather than being called "a little coward." some kids are naturally "shy." our kids look to us for care, and how to deal with new things. If our surroundings are safe and parents keep us secure, we feel more sure as we move forward in the world. If not, we feel afraid. Working with a child psychiatrist or psychologist may help both of you. ...Read more

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Rabies (Definition)

Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more