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Irrational fear of sirens since tornadoes last year. What can we do?

Irrational fear of sirens since tornadoes last year. What can we do?

See below: It is not uncommon to have such reaction after a traumatic event; therapy can be very helpful; I have also found eft to be helpful in situations like this; it is a self help technique that is quite easy to learn and works on neutralizing the negative emotional connotation of a given past experience... Google it and let me know how it works for u... Or if u need further assistance. Wishing u well. ...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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Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Phobia: A phobia is an irrational or excessive fear of something (heights) that causes significant distress and interferes with a persons ability to function. Many reasons may be linked to your fear, but figuring out the why is less inportant than confronting it head on. The best way to do this is with a licensed professional who can guide you thru the process of systematic desensitization. ...Read more

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Irrational fear of hiv! and am an or rn?

Irrational fear of hiv! and am an or rn?

Natural: Hiv/aids continues to generate fear, misunderstanding, misinformation, & discrimination.People w aids are being isolated, forced out of their jobs or homes, refused medical/nursing treatment, stripped of their human & civic rights.And all for a disease that doesn't spread thru casual contact.U r scared of getting it, becoming sick & dying fr it.U may hv witnessed pxs, frens, loved ones dying from aids. ...Read more

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How can I get over an irrational fear of bees?

Exposure, Gradual: Most effective therapy = systematic desensitization. Involves facing/exposing yourself to the feared object/situation but gradually, in progressive steps (e.g., from looking at photo of a bee, to holding toy bee right up to getting up close 2them). At each step, you experience fear but "stay w/ it" until your level of fear drops/you feel relaxed. Work w/ behavioral/cognitive-behavioral specialist. ...Read more

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Please help! I have an irrational fear of childbirth?

Fear of childbirth: is pretty common. The question I would ask you is - are your fears reasonable or irrational?If this is preventing you from moving forward with life goals (having a family) would start by getting educated about the issue. Learn about the physiology of birthing, supports and medical interventions as well as pain management. Hopefully - this can put the issue into a realistic perspective. If after ...Read more

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What to do if I have irrational fear of peanut butter?

What to do if I have irrational fear of peanut butter?

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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What do you think I should do to get over my irrational fear of squirrels?

What do you think I should do to get over my irrational fear of squirrels?

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 more

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How do I get over my irrational fear of losing control even when im not mad?

Psychotherapy: Identify your thought processes and bodily sx. Even if you're not mad, your body still experiencing something. Find a mental health professional to help you through the process. Consider medication if there's a need. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a huge an irrational fear/intrusive thought that i'm repressing memories?

It sounds like: You could benefit from meeting with a therapist and talking about your concerns. They can help you figure out what is behind your fears. ...Read more

Tornadoes (Definition)

Tornadoes are a form of natural disaster that consists of a pillar of rotating air that can destroy objects and harm ...Read more