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What do you call a phobia of crossing suspension bridges?

What do you call a phobia of crossing suspension bridges?

Gephyrophobia: Gephyra is greek for bridge while phobos is greek for fear. Put the two together and you have gephyrophobia, fear of (crossing) bridges. I'm not aware of a subcategory for suspension bridges. Check out http://www.Medterms.Com/script/main/art.Asp?Articlekey=12354 for more info. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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What is the phobia of throwing up called?

What is the phobia of throwing up called?

All Things Vomit: Emetophobia -intense, irrational fear of vomiting- extends 2 fear of seeing/smelling vomit, seeing/hearing someone else vomit, feeling nauseated, etc. Includes fear of embarrassment/loss control. Cognitive-behavioral therapy -esp the behavioral component involving gradual exposure 2the fear(s)- considered most effective treatment (http://bit.Ly/14amero). Clinical psychologist/anxiety expert 4 help. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a phobia of webbed toes called?

Anyone know what is a phobia of webbed toes called?

Words for everything: Can you believe it? There is a word that may come close: lutraphobia others seem to have it, so if you do - you're not alone. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-507472/scared--you-lutraphobic.html some fear seeing them, others getting them, sounds easy to avoid and/or unlikely. So, things could be worse, right? ...Read more

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If the person find it hard to speak or interact freely especially in lectures or when speaking to high-class people and he is normal when dealing with his family is this what they called social phobia?

Social anxiety : Social anxiety disorder (sad), also known as social phobia, is a common disorder characterized by excessive fears of scrutiny, embarrassment and humiliation in social or performance situations, leading to significant distress or impairment in functioning. The disorder has two subtypes: generalized and nongeneralized sad. In generalized sad, distressing fears are experienced in most social situat. ...Read more

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Hello. If you have a intense phobia/fear for nut allergies, but don't have any nut allergies. What is it called? And how do you overcome it? Eating?

Hello. If you have a intense phobia/fear for nut allergies, but don't have any nut allergies. What is it called? And how do you overcome it? Eating?

BET: You probably have other unreasonable fears. If i'm right it's a good time to start psychotherapy with the goal of living comfortably, without fear. If i'm wrong someone will help decondition you - cognative behavioral therapy. It's a good time to start either one. ...Read more

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Having diarrhea constantly past week, blood came out. 18 male. Dad won't listen, called hospital nurse hang up on me. Social phobia, suicidal thoughts?

Having diarrhea constantly past week, blood came out. 18 male. Dad won't listen, called hospital nurse hang up on me. Social phobia, suicidal thoughts?

Bloody diarrhea: If having bloody diarrhea for the past week, you really need medical evaluation asap. Same goes for suicidal thoughts. If dad won't listen, please get yourself to an er another way. You can call 911 for help. I don't know what hospital nurse you called, but please do not assume it was intentional! some phone "hang ups" come from phone connections on either end going dead. Don't give up! ...Read more

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If a drug is suspended into 250 mg/ 5 ml suspension, 250 mg being the strength of the active ingredient. What do we call the 5 ml? Is it the dilution?

If a drug is suspended into 250 mg/ 5 ml suspension, 250 mg being the strength of the active ingredient. What do we call the 5 ml? Is it the dilution?

Not exactly: The term 250 mg/5 ml is the concentration of the drug (the amount of drug in milligrams in a particular volume of liquid). In other words, a much greater concentration would be 250mg/1ml (meaning the entire dose is present in a very small volume), while a much lower concentration (ie more dilute) suspension might have 250 mg in 10 ml. ...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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What are some common phobias?

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