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Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Fear Of Public Transport

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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


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Fear of public transport. Am I weird?

Fear of public transport. Am I weird?

Depends on the fear: Well, i wouldn't say "weird"... I don't even know you. But there are reality-based reasons to fear public transport (muggers & pickpockets in some places), exaggerated fears (getting lost, catching the flu), and delusional fears (dangerous space aliens). Or there may be fear without a focus at all. Maybe talk it over with a therapist if this fear hurts your travel ability or comfort. ...Read more

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Whats the best treatment 4 severe hypochondriasis circleing around clots an anyerisms.I have a 4.0cm areortic root anyerism.Every leg pain i get fear a clot from staying in bed 2 much.Neg doppler x 3?

Whats the best treatment 4 severe hypochondriasis circleing around clots an anyerisms.I have a 4.0cm areortic root anyerism.Every leg pain i get fear a clot from staying in bed 2 much.Neg doppler x 3?

Worry less: You can consider weather this is a symptom of a treatable underlying anxiety disorder catarophization symptom perseveration seek treatment for anxiety disorder the best treatment is vitamen j release control to a benevolent higher power worrying about things you can't control is like solving a math problem by chewing gum , my opinion and my practice be blessed. ...Read more

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I stopped treatment because I fear that my dr and pysch hate me and think I am a bother. , I worry what they think and don't know why and want to die?

I  stopped treatment because I fear that my dr and pysch hate me and think I am a bother. , I worry what they think and don't know why and want to die?

Depression: David you are very depressed you need to find a physician that you can trust as soon as possible and continue to take your medicine ...Read more

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I have to get a lot of treatment done at the dentist but have a very bad fear and can't afford twilight sleep...What can I do?

Dentistry: You may consider hospital dentistry under the national health plan. They may cover the anesthesia and all the work can be done at one time in hospital. There are dentist who specialize in hospital dentistry so check this option out. You may also want to see a therapist also under the national health plan if it is a benefit (i think it is) to get over the fear. ...Read more

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What red flags should I be aware of if a therapist is not keen to continue treatment to prevent further embarrassment from disclosing fears ?

Just ask: Therapists are used to tough questions. Just ask him or her if she is interested in continuing the therapeutic relationship, given how important this is to you. There's no red flag or any way to guess what they're thinking. It's not embarrassing to express how you feel and what you fear to a therapist, that's what they're there for. ...Read more

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Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at a concert treatment ideas?

Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at a concert treatment ideas?

Agoraphobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of public spaces. Included but are not limited to, wide-open spaces, and uncontrollable social situations such as may be met in shopping malls, airports, and rock concerts. Exposure treatment, systematic desensitization, cognitive restructuring and relaxation techniques are often useful to stop or prevent the anxiety and panic associated with agoraphobia. ...Read more

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Fear of crowds, claustrophobia at rock concert treatment ideas?

Hang back: Practically every rock concert has an area to chill out, away from the stage and the pushy concert-goers, but within earshot of the music. If you are not afraid of heights, try the last row of seats in the balcony, near an exit and usually pretty open. Avoid drinking or getting high, since a loss of control might precipitate anxiety. Chill out, enjoy the music and leave before/during the encore. ...Read more

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How is ERP carried out for treatment of OCD (fear of certain chemical)? Is there any reliable website available for reference?

If ERP is: referring to Exposure Response Prevention, this is a treatment for OCD wherein you are gently exposed to situations that may trigger OCD and the various rituals that folks use to ward of perceived danger (often vague or unknown dangers). The response or ritual is prevented with the help of a therapist and in time the behavior extinguishes, dies off. Don't know of a specific website. Peace. ...Read more