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If an OCD sufferer fears certain chemical, how will erp (exposure and response prevention) be carried out?
2 Main Types: There are 2 main types of exposure therapy that good for this. In vivo therapy invovles creating a hierarchy and systematically exposing yourself to more anxiety producing thought s , situations and chemicals. Imaginal exposures are sometimes use when real life exposures would be impossible or too difficult. They both are efective if applied right. ...Read more
Exposure therapy: For anxiety involves putting yourself in the feared situation, sticking with it rather than leaving, & changing your thoughts to "it's ok to be anxious. I can handle it." anxiety decreases when you accept, even welcome, the anxiety feelings & discover you can handle them. Finding opportunities to face your fear makes you stronger. It helps to do this with a confident therapist you trust. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Make a list of : what you are afraid of and why. Take it to a counselor/psychologist and discuss what can be done. If its extreme, you may go to a dr and get meds to treat it. Everyone fears something and is scared of rejection. But life is worth living and we must take chances or we never find out who values us and how we stand compared to others. So take a chance and find out whats bothering you. I promise you ...Read more
Negative allergy skin testing. Are there any tests available that identify food sensitivities? Follow restricted diet but fear reintro. [airway hx]
Blood tests, etc...: Children can be tested by blood tests (any regular lab can do it) or by skin tests (usually done by an allergist). There are hundreds of items that can be tested for, to see if an allergy exists to such items. A parent needs to talk with the doctor to figure out which items should be tested for. The doctor may do food re-introductions with single-ingredient foods, to see if any reaction occurs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have social phobia because of fearness of being unappreciated & unrespected from others,this gives me fearness from confronational situations ?
See a mental health: ccounselor,like a psychologist,to discuss this problem. You may also need medication for this-prescribed by Psychiatrist ...Read more
Indoor tanning: Indoor tanners are 74% more likely to develop melanoma than those who have never tanned indoors. One indoor tanning session a year while in high school or college boosted development of basal cell carcinoma(bcc) to 10%, more than 6 times a year had an 82% higher risk of bcc. Over 200 treatments of office uvb causes skin cancer development. Tanning beds and sun exposure increases skin cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ever since dealing w/crohns, i've become a bit socially w/drawn (dating & social outings) d/t unpredictable bathroom situation. Is this social phobia?
Not really: While embarrassment about diarrhea in a social situation can commonly cause someone with crohns to avoid social settings, it's a bit different than social phobia, where someone has a more pervasive sense of embarrassment about him or herself. I'd suggest contacting www.Ccfa.Org for support and coping mechanisms. I hope this answer helps. ...Read more
Several 4's!: Choose: walking, including uphill. Climbing stairs, if able. Riding an indoor exercise bike, schwinn-airdyne, preferred. Swimming or aquaaerobics. Dancing. Using 3 lb hand weight to lift while watching tv or listening to news. None are hard core sporting activities, but they will help maintain independence! ...Read more
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
12hrs of ruminating & dysfunctional 24hr post Crisis in marriage triggered by external stressors; work, environment, inlaws, chores. Have I snapped?
Allergic rhinitis: Staying inside the house during pollen season seems like the best answer. But that's not practical. So , in addition to wearing a mask, do not forget to clean your outer clothes, accessories and shoes before getting back in your house to prevent pollen from being trapped inside the house. Taking a shower will help remove pollen adhering to your skin. Antihistamines plus nasal steroids will help. ...Read more
All the allergy testsi took ( food, dust, pollen, nuts) was 100 % negative. I have fear of anaphylaxis. Irrational fear/phobia ? I have death anxiety.
Phobia is possible: Anxiety can cause a significant impact on your health and may need to be addressed by a health professional. For the record, allergy may exist even if skin tests are negative. Tests may be falsely negative for a variety of reasons. If there is a history of severe reactions to a food it still may be necessary to avoid the food even if a skin test is negative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
25yo stay home, no friends. Anxious panic disorder. Feel way behind in life social skills life skills, hard to be alone. Had this as a child :( aspie?
Not necessarily: I am a neurologist and to my knowledge your description of things is not sufficient to diagnose Asperger syndrome though certainly some features may be present. Other things should also be looked at and ruled out. I would be happy to help direct you in this regard. Write me-www.healthtap.com/DR-Saghafi ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
From clinical stand point, is there an actual 'time limit' after brain death declaration to withdraw life support?
Do it now: There is no such thing as "life support" once brain death has been diagnosed. Third-party payers won't pay unless the technology is specifically to make an organ available for transplantation. One group of ideologues kept a brain-dead nebraskan's heart beating for over 20 years; no nervous tissue was found on autopsy. God save me from people like this. Be brave, and good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In fact, it is likely to have an anxiety provoking effect. If you feel the need to fake happiness, then you should see a psychologist and explore why happiness naturally eludes you. Happiness may be less important than meaning and purpose in life. Some say that happiness is getting and meaning and purpose is giving. Don't chase happiness but do look for satisfaction in life. ...Read more
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