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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more


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What sssri for social phobia and agoraphobia?

What sssri for social phobia  and agoraphobia?

Meds: Anxiety meds are anxiety meds. It doesn't really matter what type of anxiety we are talking about be at social or any other type. There is no one single medication that is best for anxiety. Finding the medication that's right for the patient is often a Time consuming matter of trial and error. This means finding the right medicationfor the right patient, taken in the right dosage. ...Read more

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I'm afraid of people and social situations?

I'm afraid of people and social situations?

Try to reach beyond: Your comfort zone. Set some simple goals, i.e., to smile and say something at a social gathering to one new person. Practice before hand some possible things to say. Join a social group that does some activity you like, ie, hiking or volleyball. Meet with a therapist to develop some goals and practice. Good luck ; let us know how it goes. ...Read more

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Discuss possible social and economic implications of sleep deprivation?

Discuss possible social and economic implications of sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation: Plane, train and motor accidents are often attributed to sleep deprivation. Some industries require people to be evaluated for sleep disorders before performing their work. Take a look at this link: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/important-sleep-habits ...Read more

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How are social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders different?

How are social anxiety and generalized anxiety disorders different?

Differences: Symptoms of a social anxiety disorder can including being worried about being judged by others or doing something to embarrass yourself around others. You could turn pink, sweat, tremble, suddenly find it hard to talk or make eye contact or have a shaky voice. You might avoid doing things w people so that you don't do something embarrassing ; you likely make an effort to never be the center of >. ...Read more

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Society's view on teenagers with depression and anxiety?

Teens and depression: Please clarify what you mean by this question. Am unclear. ...Read more

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Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Brintellix can work for panic social anxiety in general anxiety?

Quite possibly: Brintellix (Vortioxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor with an FDA indication for Major Depressive Disorder. It could be tried off- label for anxiety disorders. I have not personally prescribed this medication. ...Read more

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Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Psychology: Do people that are bipolar present with similar social conflicts among family, acquaintences and friends?

Many of the social: conflicts are similar, but each family is different. It is very hard to cope with both the manic and the depressive states that people who suffer from bipolar experience. There are support groups for family members to help them learn the best ways to deal with the illness. Family therapy can also be helpful. ...Read more

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Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Is online CBT effective with social anxiety and ocd?

Social Anxiety, OCD: Social Anxiety and OCD can affect our social relationships and enjoyment. With strong desire to change, Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help to solve current problems, and change unhelpful thinking and behavior. If problems are deep-rooted, severe, disabling and chronic, see Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication. ...Read more

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How to overcome the frozen smile symptom of social anxiety disorder?

How to overcome the frozen smile symptom of social anxiety disorder?

The answer is not. : about the smile. Its about the dynamic of underlying tension fearing disapproval and not feeling able control it. you have to understand how anxiety works before you can modify its symptoms. Here's a reference to start: http//:www.psychologyproductsandservices.com/page2.html ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

What are the symptoms of social anxiety disorder and depression?

Avoiding social situ: Depression : depressed mood, lack of interest , anhidonia, poor concentration, lack of sleep or sleeping too much, poor appetite or eating too much , guilt feeling psychomotor agitataion or retaradation and suicidal ideation. ...Read more

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Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Clinical social worker vs. Clinical psychotherapist vs. Mental health counselor? What's the difference in terms of scope of practice?

Not enough space.: Clinical psychotherapist can be a psychiatrist,psychologist or social workers who passed a board of accreditation. A clinical social worker has a master's degree but also have to pass a licensing board. A mental health counselor has some experience in mental health and usually work with facilities that deal with a broad range of practice and works under supervision. ...Read more

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There is dfrence between intideeprassnt indicate for social anxiety Or general anxiety? and can the one Writing social anxiety Work for GAD like zolft

There is dfrence between intideeprassnt indicate for social anxiety Or general anxiety? and can the one Writing social anxiety Work for GAD like zolft

Social v general anx: Oftentimes, the same medication may be used to treat your social anxiety that is already being used to treat general anxiety, tho some dose adjustments may be required. Of course, the best medication plan is the one that you & your doc discuss & find would have the greatest benefit/risk profile and the fewest side effects. Very best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the social consequences of drug addiction?

What are the social consequences of drug addiction?

Many: Loss of individual productivity, disruptions of the family unit causing society to support the family, behavioral consequences to the addicts family , criminal consequences, the least of which are thefts, murders, etc. Most serious is the loss of life from unintended overdoses with multiple other consequences. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for gad, social anxiety, and free-floating anxiety?

Cognitive Therapy: Help identify u thoughts and how it affect u feeling , help u identify u negative thoughts and how to change it. ...Read more

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How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder distinguished from each other?

How are social phobia and avoidant personality disorder distinguished from each other?

Type of social anx: Good question. Depends on whether the social phobia/anxiety is generalized or non-generalized (e.g., specific social situations such as public speaking). Most people have "non-generalized" type social phobia. Those with generalized type (have more of an embarrassment response rather than fear as in "non-generalized" type) also are considered for the additional apd diagnosis. So, general vs. Spec. ...Read more

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What are some methods of coping with anxiety/panic attacks?

What are some methods of coping with anxiety/panic attacks?

Panic attacks: F you can find a quiet place - do so. Breath in slowly ; deeply through your nostrils. Fill your lungs with air (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold for a count of five then slowly begin to exhale through an open mouth. Repeat at least 12 times, longer if you need to. ...Read more

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What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

What are the relevant social, ethical, legal and economic effects of therapeutic cloning?

Homework?: Are you writing a paper? This subject can't be addressed in 400 letters or less. Check out this site: http://www.Cloneorgans.Com/therapeutic-cloning/14/. ...Read more

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Is there real phobias?

Hmmmmmm...: If you mean "are phobias really a medical diagnosis which people suffer from?" ... Yes. If you mean "are there things that people should really be afraid of?" ... Again, the answer is yes. But those are not phobias. Those are appropriate and based on reality. ...Read more

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How can I fight my phobias?

How can I fight my phobias?

Graded exposure: Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful. These are variable person to person and require careful consideration of your own experience and situation. Taking things too quickly can lead to more difficulty but you want to push yourself - it's supposed to feel hard. But your experience in time will tell you you've done it without bad consequence. ...Read more

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How common are real phobias?

Very: There are many possible phobias and they are all real. Common are fear of small spaces and spiders and snakes. All are real, but not usually disabling. ...Read more

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What are some common phobias?

What are some common phobias?

Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment. ...Read more

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How do I cure my random phobia?

Phobia V Panic: A phobic response occurs when you are specifically exposed to a stimulus that causes you to experience anxiety. A a panic attack occurs out of the blue in a situation where you would not expect to be uncomfortable. If you feel that your phobia is random, perhaps you are referring to panic attacks? Treatment for both respond well to cbt and pharmacotherapy when needed. ...Read more

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Why phobias seem to last so long?

If not treated: Phobias will usually persist lifelong unless they are addressed head on. Patients who avoid whatever they fear, will likely suffer the rest of their life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highly effective treatment for phobias, including gradual and progressive exposure to whatever patient fears. Please get your Phobia addressed asap. ...Read more

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What do you think of air phobias ?

What do you think of air phobias ?

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 know if I have a bug phobia?

Unreasonable fears: If you have unreasonable fears about bugs and avoid them more than is warranted or more than other people do, you may have a bug phobia. Persistent fear, avoidance, reaction out of proportion to true danger, irrational fears, interference with daily function--all of these factors are seen with phobias. ...Read more

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What can I do about my phobia of bugs?

Simple Phobia: This is considered simple phobia and the best treatment for that, is behavioral approach r widely used in various anxiety d/o. Desensitization , by exposing the patient graded doses of phobic situation, phobic object or situation is an effective technique to reduce anxiety provoking situation. Find u self a good therapist. ...Read more

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How do I remove my phobia of studies ?

Resistance: Do you mean lack of motivation? Boredom? Having different priorities? Lack of confidence with academics? I don't think that there is a study phobia. Find out what issue underlies your resistance to studying. If you need to work with a therapist to figure this out - do so. It you want to work with a tutor - do so. But don't call it a phobia. ...Read more

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Could a phobia be considered a handicap?

Yes -: It most certainly can. Phobias can prevent us from enjoying life. Luckily, there are good treatments for phobias utilizing cognitive behavioral methods. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a phobia of scorpions?

If it's greater than: Since they are poisonous, a reasonable fear and desire not to expose yourself to them is wise. If your reaction is excessive and is there even to a photo or the word or something that does not pose any threat - it may be a phobia. But even then, if you have almost not chance of having to deal with them at any level - it might not be a problem worth treating. Okay? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have some sort of phobia?

Irrational fear?: Phobias are considered irrational or excessive fears that cause physical and psychological discomfort. If this describes your problem, cognitive-behavioral therapy (especially exposure therapy) can help. ...Read more

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Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Yes: Although there isn't a medication that cures phobias, medications can reduce the impact of phobias. ...Read more

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Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

No: I am aware of no evidence that past life regression is effective in treating phobias. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phobia?

What is the definition or description of: phobia?

Unnecessary fear: An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of fuel for the phobia. ...Read more

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How can I know if this is a phobia or am i allergic?

How can I know if this is a phobia or am i allergic?

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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What to do if I have 18 phobias should I be worried?

If these phobias: are negatively impacting the quality of your life and preventing you from fully living - then yes - I would encourage you to obtain therapy. ...Read more

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Is commitment phobia real, or is it just an illusion?

Is commitment phobia real, or is it just an illusion?

Commitment: Some people are fearful of intimacy and do have a very hard time remaining close after the initial "falling in love" phase wears off. These people often have hurts from the past they have never resolved and consciously or unconsciously fear allowing anyone to close as they may fear rejection. Best wishes. ...Read more

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