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My breasts are pretty small though. How can I overcome this fear of embarrassment?

My breasts are pretty small though.  How can I overcome this fear of embarrassment?

Relationships: Ask yourself, do you hope people relate to you as a person, or as something presumably female with small breasts? Anyone worth spending quality time with should fall into the first category. Also, partners, either male or female may actually prefer small breasts, if your issue is how sexually attractive you are. Not every female out there has to have an hourglass figure with enormous mammaria. ...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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My doctors are incredibly insenstive to my needle phobia. im terrified of them because there so severely painful. how could i overcome this?

My doctors are incredibly insenstive to my needle phobia. im terrified of them because there so severely painful. how could i overcome this?

Trypanophobia: is a fear of needles. Cognitive behavioral therapy and systematic desensitization have been shown to be effective. Ask your pcp for a referral to a mental health professional who works with phobias. If necessary, anti-anxiety meds may help you get through an urgent procedure. Your pcp can help with this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I am very self conscious about my very small nose. What are some ways to deal with this?

I am very self conscious about my very small nose. What are some ways to deal with this?

Nasal facial balance: Plastic surgeons look to improve balance among the facial structures. A small nose can be made larger with rhinoplasty, where your own cartilage or implant is used to build up the nose. Alternatively, some patients have a relatively large chin or jaw which may make the nose appear relatively smaller. Only after a comprehensive evaluation can a physician help determine appropriate options for you. ...Read more

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I have a very intense fear of lizards, what can I do to overcome this?

I have a very intense fear of lizards, what can I do to overcome this?

There are a few : Techniques that can work fairly quickly. Cognitive behavioral therapy using progressive desensitization (learning to relax ; then imagining the phobic event from least to most anxiety provoking image while relaxed. I usually do this using hypnosis as a relaxation technique, but you can use other relaxation methods. Find a therapist ; you will be able to get relief fairly quickly. ...Read more

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Is there anything i can take to permanently increase the size of my penis ? I am very unconfident with myself and it completely kills my self esteem.

Is there anything i can take to permanently increase the size of my penis ? I am very unconfident with myself and it completely kills my self esteem.

Penis: Pills or much of anything else to increase penis size are a scamBetween 5 and 6 inches is average, and what the media (yes, including porn) tries to sell you is the idea of having to be hung like a horse to satisfy a woman. Guess what? Some women find such massive equipment painful, which is NOT what sex is about. It's not the size of the waves, it the motion in the ocean that makes it satisfying. ...Read more

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What to do if I have always hurt from fear, shame, and somewhat anger. fear and shame have driven my life. is this normal?

What to do if I have always hurt from fear, shame, and somewhat anger. fear and shame have driven my life. is this normal?

Shame: Shame is just about the darkest emotion people can face. It presupposes that there's an audience to our alleged wrongdoings, and that devastating judgement will be passed. Something to remember is that everyone has something they feel ashamed about; it's inescapable. Find a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Getting it off one's chest in a safe, nonjudgmental place is the first step. ...Read more

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I'm scared of injections. I need a list of ways to get through them. I feel so embarrassed about this fear but i just can't help it :(?

I'm scared of injections. I need a list of ways to get through them. I feel so embarrassed about this fear but i just can't help it :(?

Consider Cognitive: Behavior therapy, hypnosis and desensitization treatments with a psychologist. It can be very effective and will only take a few sessions. You do not need to suffer with this phobia. Good luck, feel free to ask more questions about these procedures. ...Read more

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I am depressed and have a strong fear of death. Is there something I can do to overcome that fear?

I am depressed and have a strong fear of death. Is there something I can do to overcome that fear?

Psychotherapy: Ask for help finding a caring supportive psychotherapist. Even if it seems right to prescribe medication, I think talking w/ a therapist will be the best part of what will help you. It's not unreasonable to recognize death as a terrifying thing. People have struggled w/ this since time began. You are not alone and you can get help to find comfort in face of it. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I have an excessive fear of snakes. Even looking at the pic, i can feel my pulse increasing. Why n how can I get rid of this fear?

Phobia: You have phobia. They can be successfully treated by desensitization therapy. You need a psychotherapist skilled in this technique. It only takes a few sessions. Alternative: don't look at pictures of or go anywhere near snakes! ...Read more

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I am getting too many pimples these days....And the worst part is that they are having a permanent scar and i don't know how to get rid of it.Need help?

I am getting too many pimples these days....And the worst part is that they are having a permanent scar and i don't know how to get rid of it.Need help?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more

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Negativity? there are some points in a day where i feel very negative about my health, assuming its hypochondria. what can i do to stop these thoughts

Negativity? there are some points in a day where i feel very negative about my health, assuming its hypochondria. what can i do to stop these thoughts

Counselor?: That's an obvious answer--my thought is get into a workout program or martial arts & after a few months of vigorous exercise you may be convinced you are in pretty good shape! If that doesn't appeal go the obvious route! ...Read more

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My fear of abadonment ruins all my relationships. How can I get over this and be normal?

My fear of abadonment ruins all my relationships. How can I get over this and be normal?

Relationship Therapy: There are so many reasons why you could be ruining your relationships, and fear of doing it again is completely normal. Relationships are difficult in general, and therapy focused on that field will lead to great results if you involve yourself completely. You have to consider that our minds do evolve based on our experience, and improve yours is a delicate task requiring balance and skill. ...Read more

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What can I do to deal with anxiety symptoms and start facing my agoraphobia the headaches are very scary?

What can I do to deal with anxiety symptoms and start facing my agoraphobia the headaches are very scary?

Managing anxiety:: The most effective treatment for anxiety is relaxation training coupled with cognitive therapy that helps you modify the thoughts, perceptions and beliefs that trigger the anxiety. Learning to calm your body and your mind is the key. You can learn these skills on your own, but having a mental health professional "coach" you is quicker and more effective. Entrenched anxiety may require meds. ...Read more

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I believe I have hyperhidrosis I swear a lot in my hands, frets and armpits and it's very excessive. What are the nature ways to cure this?

I believe I have hyperhidrosis I swear a lot in my hands, frets and armpits and it's very excessive. What are the nature ways to cure this?

Unfortunately, none.: Unfortunately, there are no natural ways to cure hyperhidrosis. Sometimes, one can discover what kinds of situations or environments lead to more sweating... and then avoid those situations. To find medical help for hyperhidrosis, one can start with her primary care doctor (family practice or internal medicine doctor). A dermatologist or other doctor interested in hyperhidrosis can also help. ...Read more

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Hey I am arik. I am very addicted various types of social sites. I can not concentrate on my study. Is their any way to overcome this?

Hey I am arik. I am very addicted various types of social sites. I can not concentrate  on my study. Is their any way to overcome this?

Serious addiction: It would be helpful to go cold turkey each day until you have finished all your work. Also tell yourself it is important to have close to 8 hours of sleep. ...Read more

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How to stop being extremly jealous in relationship, and stop getting extremly mad at small things? How to help these problems

How to stop being extremly jealous in relationship, and stop getting extremly mad at small things? How to help these problems

Counseling: Without knowing more about your situation, i would suggest talking to a therapist or counselor about your issues which may be symptoms of ongoing issues with things like depression, poor self-esteem, insecurity, etc. Help is available and worthwhile. Good luck! ...Read more

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I'm 17 and at this age you can imagine how important this is for me and i feel rather embarrassed asking but why is my genitalia so small will it grow?

I'm 17 and at this age you can imagine how important this is for me and i feel rather embarrassed asking but why is my genitalia so small will it grow?

Small Genitals: This phenomenon may be a condition that can be treated with hormones. I am very happy you were brave enough to bring us this question. May we encourage you to get to a good pediatrician or urologist to determine what they can offer to help you normalize or feel normal. ...Read more

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Fear Of Embarrassment (Definition)

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