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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Fear Of Intimacy

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Help please! is cbt any good for the fear of intimacy?

Help please! is cbt any good for the fear of intimacy?

Yes: Cognitive behavior therapy (cbt) is helpful in eliminating or revising thoughts that are unnecessary and causing distress. Fear of intimacy is likely something that could be addressed with a skilled clinician with cbt expertise. ...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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Can childhood bullying lead a victim to have a fear of intimacy?

Can childhood bullying lead a victim to have a fear of intimacy?

Bullying: Absolutely, the trauma of bullying can cause a fear of people in general. Keep in mind that the majority of people will not hurt you, the skill that is most protective is learning how to use your empathy to read people accurately so you know who to get close to and who to remain distant from. A psychologist could help you most likely if you make the commitment to psychotherapy. Best. ...Read more

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Fear of physical intimacy.At 65. How do I handle new suitor?

Fear of physical intimacy.At 65. How do I handle new suitor?

Communication: Maybe the best way to handle your new suitor, is to share your concerns about physical intimacy. By 65, both of you probably have enough life experience to understand and process some of the worries people have about new relationships. His responding to you with compassion (or not) may tell you whether you want to proceed. Talking with a trusted friend or even a counselor may be of help also. ...Read more

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I am almost 2 weeks late. I had brownish almost black discharge of intimacy then it went away. Have some signs of pregnancy. What should I do?

I am almost 2 weeks late. I had brownish almost black discharge of intimacy then it went away. Have some signs of pregnancy.  What should I do?

Pregnancy?: First I would purchase a pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy. This will test your urine for pregnancy. There is a possibility it could be inaccurate and therefore I would try to get a pregnancy blood test. BHCG test ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of being fashionable?

Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of being fashionable?

No. Anorexia!: Anorexia and bulimia are constructs of an image unreal for most females, yet this is what the media portray. A healthy diet and exercise are more important to keep an ideal weight. ...Read more

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Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of emotional immaturity or neediness?

Fear of gaining weight is it always a sign of emotional immaturity or neediness?

Causes - weight gain: Wow thats harsh! weight gain can be from normal aging and maturation weight gain can be from hormonal imbalances such as thyroid disease weight gain can be from heart disease or cancers weight gain can be from anxiety and overeating weight gain can be from eating to quell the pain of an ulcer and on and on and on get checked by a physician and don't be judgemental as there are many causes. ...Read more

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Terrified ga. Have d&c under ga in few days. Dr. Has prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for morning of. Anything i can say to reassure myself that very likely i will wake up!? Like my fear is a sign, silly, that i wont

Terrified ga. Have d&c under ga in few days. Dr. Has prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for morning of. Anything i can say to reassure myself that very likely i will wake up!? Like my fear is a sign, silly, that i wont

No fear is "silly": Hard to know why you have this kind of fear, but it is not uncommon, and it may relate to some childhood experiences with other people having surgery, or may be related to some other trauma. Many doctors and dentists will prescribe a low dose of Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) prior to a procedure (or taking a flight, or public speaking or whatever). The support of friends/loved ones is best - gather them around. ...Read more

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I have anxiety and panic attacks.I have a fear I might have schizophrenia.Is it true if I'm aware and scared of it, that's a sign that I don't have it?

I have anxiety and panic attacks.I have a fear I might have schizophrenia.Is it true if I'm aware and scared of it, that's a sign that I don't have it?

Schizo?: Schizophrenics lack insight if not treated, however, an evaluation is recommended by a mental health professional to alleviate the fears you have. ...Read more

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