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Medicine For Autophobia
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
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Big fan of Wikipedia, they do occasionally have information that appears to be correct. In this case, they have a good article. Here's the reference:
https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Autophobia ...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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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 more
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
Of course: It depends on custody and how much true love is provided. Parents should be unanimous in how this is achieved. ...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
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Laughter, of course: Sorry for the glib answer. Since there are thousands of medicines for thousands of conditions, could you be more specific in your question. Overall, I think antibiotics are one of the most amazing inventions in the history of mankind. ...Read more
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