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What do you know about fear elimination therapy? Does it work to cure phobias.?

What do you know about fear elimination therapy? Does it work to cure phobias.?

Exposure therapy: I have not heard of the term "fear elimination" therapy but it sounds like another term for exposure therapy. Exposure therapy involves being slowly exposed to the thing that causes fear while learning coping skills to handle the feelings of anxiety that occur. ...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 do you know about fear elimination therapy for phobias.?

What do you know about fear elimination therapy for phobias.?

Exposure therapy: While I have not heard of the term "fear elimination" therapy, it sounds like a form of exposure therapy, which remains the primary treatment for phobias. It involves teaching a person to use coping skills in order to handle feelings of anxiety. Then, those coping skills are practiced and used as the person is slowly exposed to the thing or situation that provokes the anxiety. ...Read more

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Any suggestions to get past persistent, severe cardio phobia/anxiety? Would go to therapy, but im uninsured. This fear has ruined my life. Plz help :(

Any suggestions to get past persistent, severe cardio phobia/anxiety? Would go to therapy, but im uninsured. This fear has ruined my life. Plz help :(

Practice : The mindfullness and acceptance workbook, and other similar resources are readily available for people who are determined to kick the phobia habit. It takes practice, but the track record is good if people follow a good program for overcoming crippling phobias. See also: http://anxieties.Com/panic.Php. ...Read more

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Prior to behavior therapies, what type of therapy was used for the treatment of phobias?

Prior to behavior therapies, what type of therapy was used for the treatment of phobias?

Treatments: Prayer, mesmerism, hypnosis, psychoanalysis, time spent at mental hygiene hospitals, a range of experiments with drugs all preceded behavioral exposure therapies. ...Read more

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How can therapy help a social phobia/anxiety?

How can  therapy help a social phobia/anxiety?

Behavioral Options: See this page anxiety disorders assn of bc which contains educational & self-help tools (incl. A video) for managing & even overcoming social anxiety: http://www.Anxietybc.Com/resources/social.Php effective treatment for social anxiety will involve putting yourself in feared social situations, going from ones you fear only a little to others you fear a lot. A cbt expert coach can be big help! ...Read more

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Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Psycho therapy or behavior modification techniques , which one is more effective for phobias?

Both are great: Psychotherapy can involve many forms of treatment including behavior modification. Cognitive-behavioral therapy in particular with exposure therapy is often very effective to treat phobias. See your doctor to determine the best treatment plan for you. ...Read more

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What's a method of getting over my phobia of dying without therapy? Anything I can do myself? Every time I think about it I panic and cry

What's a method of getting over my phobia of dying without therapy? Anything I can do myself? Every time I think about it I panic and cry

Dying without what: kind of therapy? Treatment for medical or emotional conditions? Do you have actual medical problems? Perhaps you can provide some clarification and re-ask. ...Read more

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Bit by stray cat 5 yrs ago never got treatment 4 rabies , every year around anniversary I get really sick. Why I have a phobia of rabies & had therapy?

Bit by stray cat 5 yrs ago never got treatment 4 rabies , every year around anniversary I get really sick. Why I have a phobia of rabies & had therapy?

Powerful events...: Can have long term effects on our mind - even if it is not very adaptive, it is our body's way of protecting us. Unpleasant feelings of anxiety and other physical symptoms can develop when memories or other triggers are present. Would be interested to know more about the therapy you completed - certain types of therapy are better for addressing these types of fear and anxiety. ...Read more

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I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

I have a phobia of what happens when you die so this has made my anxiety worse and triggered panic attacks therefore is behavioral therapy accurate?

Need to see someone: You should speak with a psychiatrist and then he or she can get you on a regime that may include medication and therapy. This will help you get a better handle on the anxiety. ...Read more

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