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Doctor insights on: What Parts Of The Brain Are Affected By Phobias

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What's the chance for a 27 years old male getting a primary brain tumor no history of brain tumor in my family I have brain tumor phobia?

What's the chance for a 27 years old male getting  a primary brain tumor no history of brain tumor in my family I have brain tumor phobia?

Incidence of brainCA: Primary brain tumors arise from the brain and the spinal cord. The statistics vary depending on the country, industrialized countries have a higher incidence. In the us brain tumors make up less than 1%of ca and less than 3% of ca deaths. There are about 45, 000 new cases every year. Brain tumors make up about 20-25% of pediatric cas. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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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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Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Is a psychologist or psychiatrist better for a career with the study of the mind and phobias?

Both are good: If you're interested in social behavior and social sciences, psychology may be for you. If you're attracted to the basic sciences, (biology, chemistry, etc.) and don't mind a long educational journey, medicine and psychiatry might be the ticket. Fwiw, most psychiatrists made the decision first to be a physician and secondarily to be a psychiatrist. Most psychologists knew in undergrad studies. ...Read more

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Can a person develop a phobia over certain public. Speaking situations to the point of shaky dizzy or mind goes blank. Is lorazapam the right med?

Can a person develop a phobia over certain public. Speaking situations to the point of  shaky dizzy or mind goes blank. Is lorazapam the right med?

Need an evaluation: A phobia is an anxiety disorder, and it's an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. It's usually caused by a traumatic or overwhelming event. A person then becomes overly fearful of other events like it. It would be worth having a consultation with a psychiatrist one time to find out if it is a phobia or something else, and to get a recommendation for the right medication. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i read about disorders/diseases/phobias, will my mind think I have the disorder/disease/phobia?

Can you tell me if i read about disorders/diseases/phobias, will my mind think I have the disorder/disease/phobia?

If you are saying: that reading about medical disorders makes you fear that you may have them then you are not alone. Consider limiting the time you read about such things, e.g., 15 minutes daily. Don't let it control you and don't run away from it. A clinical psychologist can help with anxiety and phobias. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I saw photoshop pic of lotus pod on hand of a person n since then it's in my mind.But I don't have fear of lotus pod when I see it only.Do I hv phobia?

I saw photoshop pic of lotus pod on hand of a person n since then it's in my mind.But I don't have fear of lotus pod when I see it only.Do I hv phobia?

Phobia is one: possibility, as is OCD and generalized anxiety. A lot depends on how you manage your emotions in other areas of your life. Please see a mental health professional for an evaluation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have a phobia and i want to get rid of it. Is it possible that i play loop of sounds while i sleep to change my subconscious mind fears. Thanks?

I have a phobia and i want to get rid of it. Is it possible that  i play loop of sounds while i sleep to change my subconscious mind fears. Thanks?

No: Sleep-learning & -teaching don't work. It's a neurophysiological impossibility. When you're asleep your brain can't acquire knowledge. A sleeping brain is aware of its surroundings at a reflex level so that it can wake itself (& you) up (say, if a bear came into your cave 12,000 years ago or your alarm goes off in modern times) but a sleeping brain can't think. ...Read more

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How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

How can I overcome social phobia? It's affecting my life so much.

Social Phobia: Social phobia is a treatable situation. Many people do very well w/help from a clinical psychologist who not only does talk therapy but who teaches the person skills to deal w/anxiety, e.g., meditation, breathing techniques, self-hypnosis and the like. Your biochemistry may make you a strong responder to life. W/different thought patterns the same physical response can move from fear to wonder. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more