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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Irrational Fear

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What's your greatest irrational fear?

What's your greatest irrational fear?

Individualized: Our fears are individualized for every person. If it's not fear, it might be something that brings a sense of discomfort. There could be mass fears, e.g. "the end of the world', sars, giant asteroids that are fueled by the media reports, but generally everyone has their fear. ...Read more

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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Could an irrational fear just suddenly develop?

Could an irrational fear just suddenly develop?

Unfortunately yes: Like other conditions in medicine they do not send us a text message or an email in advance of their arrival to notify us that they are coming. It is unfortunately sad but true. Kind of like some relatives around the holidays. Just kidding. Have a blessed and healthy holiday season. ...Read more

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Please help! I have an irrational fear of time?

Please help! I have an irrational fear of time?

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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Am i the only one who has an irrational fear of failing?

Absolutely Not!: The fear of failing is extremely common. Most people don't embrace failure, but when it becomes something that keeps you stuck/causes procrastination it becomes a problem. Cbt can help you to challenge this fear. ...Read more

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I recently developed an irrational fear of being stalked, tortured, and killed. It makes me afraid to be alone at home. How can I get help?

I recently developed an irrational fear of being stalked, tortured, and killed. It makes me afraid to be alone at home. How can I get help?

Beliefs matter: I would recommend making an appointment with a psychiatrist to discuss your irrational fear in detail and to get some help in relieving it. The psychiatrist would do a complete mental health exam and determine what is the basis for this fear and any other issues that might go with it. Then, a treatment plan would be organized to provide symptom relief and to address any underlying issues. ...Read more

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What to do if I have an irrational fear of ferrets?

What to do if I have an irrational fear of ferrets?

Ferret Fear -: consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy (imaginal exposure therapy, systematic desensitization, flooding, prolonged exposure therapy, in vivo exposure therapy) or hypnosis as possible options. Psychotropic medications are some times indicated as well. ...Read more

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Irrational fear of hiv! and am an or rn?

Natural: Hiv/aids continues to generate fear, misunderstanding, misinformation, & discrimination.People w aids are being isolated, forced out of their jobs or homes, refused medical/nursing treatment, stripped of their human & civic rights.And all for a disease that doesn't spread thru casual contact.U r scared of getting it, becoming sick & dying fr it.U may hv witnessed pxs, frens, loved ones dying from aids. ...Read more

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Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Why am i so scared of heights? How can I get over this irrational fear?

Phobia: A phobia is an irrational or excessive fear of something (heights) that causes significant distress and interferes with a persons ability to function. Many reasons may be linked to your fear, but figuring out the why is less inportant than confronting it head on. The best way to do this is with a licensed professional who can guide you thru the process of systematic desensitization. ...Read more

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Can irrational fear be a side effect of experiencing death in the family?

A consequence?, yes: Especially for very sensitive people, an intense or traumatic event or loss can have major powerful consequences. Also, fears can be rational or not and can range from manageable to immobilizing. But yes to your question. And, you can find help in grief counseling or psychotherapy. If help is also needed for underlying fragility, medication might be added. My sympathy ; hope for relief. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to take care of a self-inflicted irrational fear?

1st step is : Realizing it is irrational so congratulations 4 realizing it and asking for herlp. Take the next step and call a therapist to discuss your fear and ways to overcome it. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one possible way more insight oriented therapy is another. Let us know how it goes, good luck! ...Read more

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