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How to overcome needle phobia?

How to overcome needle phobia?

Needle phobia: Ask a friend who you trust to help you gradually approach a needle. Look at the needle with your friend, handle the needle then put it down and participate in a pleasureable activity. Each day increase your exposure to the needle and eventually you may feel less ill at ease. The technique involves gradual safe exposure with the support of a friend. Don't be afraid to tell your doctor of your fear. ...Read more

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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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How to overcome acrophobia (fear of height)?

How to overcome acrophobia (fear of height)?

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 to overcome social anxiety?

How to overcome social anxiety?

Skills-Based Help: See this page of Anxiety Disorders Assn of BC which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. a video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://ow.ly/EXyqE Effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A CBT expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety ?

How to overcome social anxiety ?

ERP: Erp (exposure response prevention) is the preferred psychotherapy for social anxiety. It is based on cbt and helps you develop relaxation skills to face your fears in a gradual way. Medication can also be helpful, mainly ssris or tricyclic antidepressants in addition to shorter acting benzodiazepines in the short term if absolutely necessary. ...Read more

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Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Can breathing techniques cure social anxiety?

Natural anti-anxiety: Yes. Breathing techniques will bring you lots of tools as you age and take on more and more responsibilities. There are a variety of meditation techniques and there is yoga and yoga breathing. This is a great way to prepare for adulthood. ...Read more

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Can you overcome agoraphobia?

Can you overcome agoraphobia?

YES, but first...: You must really want to because you'll need to face your fear! this will likely make you very uncomfortable at times. Just thinking about it might get you panicked. But keep these points in mind: (a)you can take baby steps toward your goal. (b)there are experts who can help you come up with a plan + coach you through it. (c)doing the work, you'll gradually diminish your fear and expand your world. ...Read more

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Any ways to overcome my phobia of spiders?

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Any ways to overcome my phobia of spiders?

Phobia: Desensitization with graduated exposure through imagery, done by a behavior therapist experienced in working with anxiety/phobias. Consult psychiatry for referral. ...Read more

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How to overcome social anxiety quickly?

How to overcome social anxiety quickly?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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How to overcome nose breathing difficulties?

How to overcome nose breathing difficulties?

See an ENT: The nose and throat physician can perform a simple scoping in the office to see if there is obstruction to air flow. Occasionally the septum is deviated and other small structures swollen obstructing flow. Initially nasal steroid spray may give relief but at time surgery is required ...Read more

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I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

I have social anxiety/social phobia excessive saliva symptoms, please help?

On Spit & Distress: People struggling w/ social anxiety often get hyperfocused on the physical symptoms they experience in dreaded soc situations. This serves 2 magnifiy the intense discomfort that lies at heart of soc anx, viz, discomfort associated w/ the fear of embarrassing urself. Paradoxically, one way 2 "bust your shame" = If u were 2 make urself salivate even more & draw attn 2 ur saliva in a soc situation. ...Read more

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How can I overcome social anxieties?

How can I overcome social anxieties?

Therapy: You should consider working with a therapist. Sometimes medications are also helpful. ...Read more

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How might extreme shyness be overcome?

How might extreme shyness be overcome?

Meds + therapy: Best approach is to engage in a specific type of therapy called cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) to learn coping skills and practice overcoming your fears with a professional by your side. Medications such as ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) celexa, etc..) can be very helpful as well. A. ...Read more

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Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

Irrational fear of needles and shots- can a kid overcome it?

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 to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Meds; psychotherapy: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to assess for PTSD symptoms, and see if medications are warranted. Next, find a reputable psychotherapist nearby who specializes in PTSD. Generally speaking, meds and psychotherapy together are the best approach. ...Read more

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Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Will escitalopram help social anxiety ocd and HIV phobia??

Escitalopram: Escitalopram is an oral drug that is used for treating depression and generalized anxiety disorder. It may be helpful to you if combined with intensive care from a mental health care professional, but may not be fully effective if taken just as a substitute for complete care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I overcome acrophobia - the fear of heights?

How can I overcome acrophobia - the fear of heights?

Behavior Therapy: Desensitization or exposure therapy focuses on changing your response to the object or situation that you fear, and may be helpful for specific phobias. Gradual, repeated exposure to the cause of your phobia may help you learn to conquer your anxiety. For example, if you're afraid of heights, therapy may start with imagining it, to looking at pictures, to climbing a ladder, to climbing a mountain. ...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 is social phobia?

What is social phobia?

Social phobia: Social phobia, also known as social anxiety disorder, is a type of anxiety disorder. In this disorder, people fear they are being judged negatively or scrutinized by others, or that they don't "add up" in the eyes of other people. They may avoid public places or crowds (even small ones) because of the anxiety. It may also manifest as physical symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, or feeling faint. ...Read more

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How can someone overcome panic disorder?

How can someone overcome panic disorder?

Panic Attacks: can be treated with psychotherapy & /or psychiatric medications. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) & behavior therapy can be effective. Medications such as SSRI's or SNRI's may be used. ...Read more

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