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What Parts Of The Brain Are Affected By Phobias
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I seem to have a phobia of germs since my brain injury i was never like this before i got injured it really bothers me has the brain injury caused it?
Phobia After TBI: There are many published reports of persons developing anxiety problems after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. You are among the subset that have developed a specific phobia. Luckily, we know about how phobias can be overcome! Learn about phobias & how to rid yourself of them using "exposure" techniques & systematic desensitization: http://www.anxietybc.com/self-help/facing-your-fears-exposure ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there any way one can distinguish a dangerous dizziness that is because of brain dysfunction of others by themselves ? I have a sickness phobia.
What to do if I'm 14 weeks pregnant and have a severe needle phobia, any information will help. do they have to use the contrast dye for the brain?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both : Both our careers in the study of the mind of which phobias are a part. The key difference is whether or not you wish to prescribe medication. If you do then go to medical school and become a psychiatrist. If you do not then get a PhD or a PsyD in clinical psychology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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