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Doctor insights on: What Do You Know About Fear Elimination Therapy For Phobias

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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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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? 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

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I would like to know about the strategies to overcome binge eating. Please explain.

I would like to know about the strategies to overcome binge eating. Please explain.

Counseling: Counseling and knowing how to normalize eating habits is essential in treating binge eating disorder, i recommend meeting with a dietition and a counseler to get a better idea about this, quickly .. Learning coping mechanisims and working on portion control is the best start to help overcome binge eating problems. ...Read more

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What to do about intense fear of the dentist? Can you be prescribed anti-anxiety meds for dental work?

What to do about intense fear of the dentist? Can you be prescribed anti-anxiety meds for dental work?

Help's available: There are lots of ways to reduce your anxiety, including coping mechanisms and anti-anxiety medications. Best suggestion, however, is to schedule an appointment with the Dentist to discuss your situation, your fears, and all the marvelous modalities available to keep you comfortable. ...Read more

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What medication do you think is the best for social anxiety disorder?

What medication do you think is the best for social anxiety disorder?

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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What do you suggest for bad anxiety - irrational thoughts/fears?

What do you suggest for bad anxiety - irrational thoughts/fears?

Psychiatric : Evaluation would be a good place to start. Once properly assessed a treatment plan can be developed. If anxiety is severe it is likely that psychotropic medications would be recommended. With irrational thoughts ; fears - cognitive behavioral therapy is another option. However, there are other forms of treatment which would also be likely to help you. Take care. ...Read more

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I have a specific phobia and i want to overcome it. How treatable are specific phobia's?

I have a specific phobia and i want to overcome it. How treatable are specific phobia's?

Phobia tx.: Phobias r usually 1 of 3 types. Social phobia, fear of outdoors, and specific phobias. They are intense fear of something most people would not fear. Treatment is usually cognitive behavioral therapy with or without desensitization. Some times medications are used including ssri's, beta-blockers, and occasionally benzodiazepines. Treatment is usually quite successful in my experience. ...Read more

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What do psychiatrists think about Alpha Stim ( CES)? In particular for treatment of anxiety. Thank you

What do psychiatrists think about Alpha Stim ( CES)? In particular for treatment of anxiety. Thank you

Alpha Stim website: reports "CES is an FDA-approved, non-invasive treatment modality for pain, insomnia, anxiety, and/or depression in clinical and home settings." Reports claim it is safe and the only significant side effect is headache. Electrical stimulation devices and treatments are becoming more acceptable. There are many welcome treatments for anxiety, many non-medicinal. Best regards for good heealth. ...Read more

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Help please? What if therapy for social anxiety does not work?

Help please? What if therapy for social anxiety does not work?

Medications availabl: Food and drug administration (fda). Has approved these medications for the treatment of social anxiety disorder: Paxil (paroxetine), zoloft (sertraline), and Effexor (venlafaxine). In addition, propanolol ( a beta-blocker) can be helpful and taken "as needed" i.e. Before giving a speech. Propranolol blunts the impact of Adrenalin and can help some of the physical symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you talk to a dr about anxiety without them thinking you are looking for psych meds?

State concerns: Often before a visit, it helps to organize your concerns. For anxiety, you might be bothered by trouble sleeping, trouble talking to people, or even trouble leaving your home. Making a list can help you check to see if you have mentioned everything. You can also write down or just ask things like "i don't want to take medication long-term" and "is this addictive?". ...Read more

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What do you think about non-invasive electric current therapy?

What do you think about non-invasive electric current therapy?

Depends on symptoms: Be weary of any product that requires you to pay a large sum of money without knowing what the results would be. A physical therapist can (among other things) try treating you with a tens unit (transcutaneous electric stim). If this works, they can help order a unit for your (to be rented or purchased)- with a physician's prescription, insurance usually covers it (and the pt too!). ...Read more

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How can I overcome anxiety about going for sex therapy?

How can I overcome anxiety about going for sex therapy?

Make a call: It never hurts to make a phone call and see if you can have a short consult with the doctor before you schedule. Hopefully you'll be able to get a feeling as to whether you feel at ease with the doctor and can relate. Remember, if you are consulting a sex therapist they have plenty of experience talking about these things and they are not easily embarrassed or judgmental. We've seen/heard it all! ...Read more

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Too scared to go to panic disorder therapy..I know ironic. What do you advise?

Too scared to go to panic disorder therapy..I know ironic. What do you advise?

Panic Disorder help: Go to panic disorder therapy! but first, check with a physician first to make sure there isn't some kind of medical condition underlying the symptoms.Consider doing relaxation training exercises or mindfulness practices (free stuff here: http://www.Mindful.Org/mindfulness-practice)to calm down the anxiety. Then you'll feel more comfortable to enter therapy. ...Read more

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What do psychiatrists think about Alpha Stim ( CES)? In particular for treatment of anxiety. Thank you edit

What do psychiatrists think about Alpha Stim ( CES)? In particular for treatment of anxiety. Thank you edit

Anxiety &: inattention. I'm a clinical psychologist & doctor of natural medicine. What I read on Alpha Stim looks reasonable. You might be better served by seeing a clinical psychologist who does neurofeedback or biofeedback because you can receive treatment focused on your specific situation. See. www.relaxationresponse.org for some self-help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How do you meditate to cure fear of needles, dental work?

Hynotherapy helps: I have used a hypnotherapist with patients who are very fearful and have had good results. ...Read more

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What do you good ppl know about protracted withdrawal from benzo's ?

What do you good ppl know about protracted withdrawal from benzo's ?

Common ; problematic: Benzodiazepines are notorious for causing prolonged and difficult withdrawal symptoms. It is crucial to taper them very slowly under the guidance of a knowledgeable doctor. Nutritional supplements, homeopathy, acupuncture and microcurrent therapy are among the many treatments that can help. See http://www.Choosehelp.Com/topics/detox/sedative-anti-convulsant-detox-ativan-ambient-benzodiazepines. ...Read more

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Deardoctor, i would like to know something about cognitive behavioral therapy.

CBT: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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How do you go about treating an initamacy/closeness relationship clausterphobia even after attempting cbt. Is exposure to the fear the best option?

How do you go about treating an initamacy/closeness relationship clausterphobia even after attempting cbt. Is exposure to the fear the best option?

Exposure Therapy: Graduated exposure to feared situations http://tinyurl.Com/m3z7fkf -- along with response prevention in some instances http://tinyurl.Com/mngrzl5 -- is part of cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt). When you say "attempting cbt" does this mean you started but did not finish for some reason? Your therapist would be working with you, monitoring progress ; adjusting methods for best results. ...Read more

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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