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Medicine For Autophobia
Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to a fear of being alone and not the anxiety when faced with heavy traffic. "autophobia" is often accompanied by feeling unloved and unlovable. Depression and/or anxiety may be the cause. Individual psychotherapy can help. A psychiatrist can help determine if you need mediction. ...Read more
I have autophobia, is there any cure for this, or medication. Been living with it for years. Now I'm 60 and very down about my situation with it?
Autophobia: i believe you are dealing w/the fear of being alone. This can be from abandonment issues, not feeling you are good company for yourself, or seeing being alone as being equal to lonliness (when it can be re-framed into solitude, which can be life-giving). This is an expression of anxiety and a good therapist can be very helpful. Please consider that or even a Health Tap therapist. Peace&health. ...Read more
Actually, yes: But the treatment goes deeper than the phobia itself. Fear of being alone is actually common in humans. Yet, there are many possible reasons for this, and the individual experience you have when alone is unique also. I agree with dr. Fowler that individual psychotherapy may help. But homeopathy with a skilled homeopath can also get to the center of this problem, and help you heal it yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phobia & relatiionsh: Strongly recommend the phobic client see a therapist Certified in EMDR. This type of therapy is extremely effective with phobias. No ridiculous promises, but often my phobia clients are symptom free after 1-2 sessions. And that is without meds! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my mind but is it becuase I am suffering from depression and autophobia (loneliness) ?
2 general types: Generally there are two types of depression. The first is dysthymia, which is a chronic type of depression that varies little in intensity, and major depression, which varies in intensity a great deal. Get a psychiatric evaluation with possible medication and a referral to a reputable psychotherapist. Meds combined with therapy is the best way to go. ...Read more
Good question: You sound like you have some insight into what's bothering you. You probably have a fear of abandonment because you've experienced abandonment. Keep seeking. Therapy can help you create a different experience where you don't feel abandoned and then don't fear it. Good luck and keep us updated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Borderline : Intense, unstable, and conflicted close relationships (e.g., mistrust, neediness, and anxious preoccupation with real or imagined abandonment, close relationships often viewed in extremes of idealization and devaluation and alternating between overinvolvement and withdrawal). Fears of rejection by—and/or separation from—significant others (e.g., excessive dependency, loss of autonomy). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That depends: I see that you are o effexor (venlafaxine). Is fear of abandonment a more general issue in your life than just fear of health care providers giving up on you? If it is, the answer will be to address that pattern within yourself. Some people look to physicians to fill dependency needs & feel abandoned when the physician can not. When that is the case, lowering expectations will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Borderline: Absolutely, intense fear of abandonment, being manipulative, impulsivity, a tendency to think of people and things in all good or all bad terms, self mutilating behaviors, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual impulsivity, a profoundly disturb sense of self, and extreme emotional volatility. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fear of abandonment be manifested as a key symptom in other mental illness besides borderline personality disorder?
Fear of abandonment: is not unique to Borderline Personality Disorder which includes a pattern of unstable intense relationships, distorted self-image, extreme emotions and impulsiveness. It may occur in otherwise healthy individuals or in individuals who are anxious and/or depressed. Develop emotional self-reliance, positive self-esteem, self-confidence and realistic relationships. Therapy can help. Best regards. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with BPD and major chronic depression. Since there is no way that I can afford ongoing therapy, I have been researching BPD, the fear of abandonment is definitely accurate, but the second major problem is with anger, which causes th
Depends!: Medications are neither inherently good nor bad. It's the (intent of) use that can make something "bad". Improper use, improper dose, improper frequency, improper route of administration can all make any "good" drug bad. Hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) used to lower blood pressure is a "bad" drug to lower cholesterol or cure strep throat b/c it does neither. Yet, it's a great drug for hypertension. Talk to your familydoc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do not use if pregna: Category x drugs are contraindicated for use in pregnancy due to studies demonstrating evidence of serious fetal abnormalities in animals, humans, or both such that fetal risks clearly outweigh maternal benefit. Check out http://www.Empr.Com/drugs-contraindicated-in-pregnancy/article/125914/ for more info, including partial list. ...Read more
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