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My mom is gonna see my grandmather after 10 years . She been haveing this symptoms phobia, nerves happiness sweaty hands feel numb ?

My mom is gonna see my grandmather after 10 years . She been haveing this symptoms phobia, nerves happiness sweaty hands feel numb ?

Breathe.: Have your mom just breathe. A simple exercise to do is breathe deep using the belly for the count of five and then breathe out through the mouth for the count of five. Breathing deep will stimulate the part of the nervous system that will help calm your mom for her visit. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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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Can you tell the symphtoms of rabies phobia?

Can you tell the symphtoms of rabies phobia?

Rabies: This disease has been referred to as "Hydrophobia", or fear of water because one symptom of the neurological condition it produces is that drinking causes throat spasms and the person may become fearful of trying to swallow liquids as a result. ...Read more

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Can phobia of anaphalxis and good allergies cause you to feel like your actually having the symptoms i go through this everyday :(?

Can phobia of anaphalxis and good allergies cause you to feel like your actually having the symptoms i go through this everyday :(?

Somewhat..: It shouldn't cause you to have symptoms of full blown severe anaphylaxis but anxiety can present with things like chest tightness, rapid breathing, difficulty breathing, hives, etc. I see you take xanax (alprazolam). This may abort symptoms but won't correct the underlying problem. I encourage you to look into cognitive behavioral therapy so that you can get to the root of this. Take care. ...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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Is there real phobias?

Is there real phobias?

Hmmmmmm...: If you mean "are phobias really a medical diagnosis which people suffer from?" ... Yes. If you mean "are there things that people should really be afraid of?" ... Again, the answer is yes. But those are not phobias. Those are appropriate and based on reality. ...Read more

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How can I fight my phobias?

How can I fight my phobias?

Graded exposure: Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful. These are variable person to person and require careful consideration of your own experience and situation. Taking things too quickly can lead to more difficulty but you want to push yourself - it's supposed to feel hard. But your experience in time will tell you you've done it without bad consequence. ...Read more

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How common are real phobias?

Very: There are many possible phobias and they are all real. Common are fear of small spaces and spiders and snakes. All are real, but not usually disabling. ...Read more

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What are some common phobias?

What are some common phobias?

Phobias: Fear of: germs, confined spaces, elevators, heights, flting, spiders, embarrassment. ...Read more

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How do I cure my random phobia?

Phobia V Panic: A phobic response occurs when you are specifically exposed to a stimulus that causes you to experience anxiety. A a panic attack occurs out of the blue in a situation where you would not expect to be uncomfortable. If you feel that your phobia is random, perhaps you are referring to panic attacks? Treatment for both respond well to cbt and pharmacotherapy when needed. ...Read more

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Why phobias seem to last so long?

If not treated: Phobias will usually persist lifelong unless they are addressed head on. Patients who avoid whatever they fear, will likely suffer the rest of their life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is highly effective treatment for phobias, including gradual and progressive exposure to whatever patient fears. Please get your Phobia addressed asap. ...Read more

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What do you think of air phobias ?

What do you think of air phobias ?

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 do I know if I have a bug phobia?

Unreasonable fears: If you have unreasonable fears about bugs and avoid them more than is warranted or more than other people do, you may have a bug phobia. Persistent fear, avoidance, reaction out of proportion to true danger, irrational fears, interference with daily function--all of these factors are seen with phobias. ...Read more

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What can I do about my phobia of bugs?

Simple Phobia: This is considered simple phobia and the best treatment for that, is behavioral approach r widely used in various anxiety d/o. Desensitization , by exposing the patient graded doses of phobic situation, phobic object or situation is an effective technique to reduce anxiety provoking situation. Find u self a good therapist. ...Read more

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How do I remove my phobia of studies ?

Resistance: Do you mean lack of motivation? Boredom? Having different priorities? Lack of confidence with academics? I don't think that there is a study phobia. Find out what issue underlies your resistance to studying. If you need to work with a therapist to figure this out - do so. It you want to work with a tutor - do so. But don't call it a phobia. ...Read more

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Could a phobia be considered a handicap?

Yes: A handicap is something that prevents normal functioning in society. For some people a phobia if severe enough could be considered to be a handicap. This would best be determined by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a phobia of scorpions?

If it's greater than: Since they are poisonous, a reasonable fear and desire not to expose yourself to them is wise. If your reaction is excessive and is there even to a photo or the word or something that does not pose any threat - it may be a phobia. But even then, if you have almost not chance of having to deal with them at any level - it might not be a problem worth treating. Okay? ...Read more

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How do I know if I have some sort of phobia?

Irrational fear?: Phobias are considered irrational or excessive fears that cause physical and psychological discomfort. If this describes your problem, cognitive-behavioral therapy (especially exposure therapy) can help. ...Read more

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Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Is there a medication you can take for phobias?

Yes: Although there isn't a medication that cures phobias, medications can reduce the impact of phobias. ...Read more

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Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

Can past life regression work to clear phobias?

No: I am aware of no evidence that past life regression is effective in treating phobias. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: phobia?

What is the definition or description of: phobia?

Unnecessary fear: 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 fuel for the phobia. ...Read more

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