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Suffer From Arachnophobia
Treatable: Whether or not you know why you are so afraid of being burned or killed in a fire, today there are talking-doing treatments that reprogram your brain so this will stop interfering with your life. You owe it to yourself to be treated, and the discomfort of having sought treatment will be far less than having this get worse and prevent you from enjoying life & being productive. ...Read more
Anxiety and Asperger: Yes, a person who has asperger's syndrome can have all the mental health issues as anyone else. They may be more prone to anxiety because they have trouble with social relationships and social cues (being able to read others intentions and meaning). Seeking assistance for anxiety may include social groups lead by a therapist, use of medications, and others. ...Read more
Yes: I'm assuming you are referring to a fear of being alone and not the anxiety when faced with heavy traffic. "autophobia" is often accompanied by feeling unloved and unlovable. Depression and/or anxiety may be the cause. Individual psychotherapy can help. A psychiatrist can help determine if you need mediction. ...Read more
No: Sorry, no reason it will help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Acute sleep disorder: Any sudden onset sleep disturbance should merit questions of what just happened in your life, or is there a possible organic cause. Good to see your primary care doc first, then if needed see a Psychologist or Physician expert in sleep disorders. See this book regarding resolving troubling dreams very rapidly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hemorrhoids: Dr conway addressed medical solutions. Here are some tips to help you feel more comfortable. It is important not to make hemorrhoids worse. Cleaning off after a bowel movement should be gentle. Pre-moistened towlettes can be used to dab the anus. Don’t wipe/rub. Pat the anus dry after cleaning. Avoid using harsh soaps that contain dyes or aromas. Cotton underwear is helpful as it absorbs moisture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See psychiatrist: Psychiatrists can help with issues like this, mostly through appropriately prescribed medications. However, you'll also need to work with a psychologist skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy as well as exposure & response prevention. For more info & how you can help yourself in addition to working with doctors: http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/obsessive_compulsive_disorder_ocd.Htm. ...Read more
Yes: Many patients who have epilepsy have panic attacks and other spells that are not epileptic. It is traumatic to have true seizures; that makes people more anxious about benign sensations that normal people ignore. It is sometimes hard to be sure if a spell is anxiety or epilepsy, but this needs to be carefully decided because one doesn't want to take more anti-seizure medication for panic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually, but: If it impinges on existing past trauma you have experienced, you may have symptoms of hypervigilance, extreme anxiety, exaggerated startle, crying spells, etc. Some movies are very violent, and revive previous memories -- or are terrifying on their own. Having a trauma response be protracted from this -- rather than acute and gradually dissipating -- is rare though. ...Read more
Pseudotumor cerebri: Pseudotumor cerebri is a relatively common neurologic illness and may be an important preventable cause of blindness in obese young women. As far as incidence i would imagine 1 per 100, 000 to as many as 13 in 100, 000 based on the abstracts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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