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Overcome Phobia Swallowing
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Phobias: Fears, such as a fear of heights (acrophobia), can be helped or cured by a procedure called "systematic desensitization." essentially, one learns a deep relaxation technique and, while relaxing, gets exposure to aspects of the phobia. The coupling of deep relaxation with gradual exposure to graded aspects of the phobia eliminates the fear. Call a professional with expertise in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Professional help for phobias is usually behavioral or cognitive-behavioral. For example, "systematic desensitization" is gradual exposure to the feared object or situation, with the help of a therapist, to learn to be calm in its presence. The basic idea is to disconnect the phobic stimulus from the fear/panic response. There are self-help books using similar approaches that may help too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Phobia tx.: Phobias r usually 1 of 3 types. Social phobia, fear of outdoors, and specific phobias. They are intense fear of something most people would not fear. Treatment is usually cognitive behavioral therapy with or without desensitization. Some times medications are used including ssri's, beta-blockers, and occasionally benzodiazepines. Treatment is usually quite successful in my experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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