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Doctor insights on: Whats The Best Medication For Irrational Fears

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Is it possible to overcome irrational fears?

Is it possible to overcome irrational fears?

CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy with a behavioral health provider can be a good approach to addressing fears that impact your quality of life & which are not rational. ...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


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Intrusive thoughts and irrational fears, what to do?

Intrusive thoughts and irrational fears, what to do?

Consider: psychological / psychiatric evaluation to better understand your fears and to develop a treatment approach. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if my fears and phobias are irrational then why?

Can you tell me if my fears and phobias are irrational then why?

Spoiling the fun 4U?: We all have fears. There actually are things ; activities out there that are generally dangerous (e.g., radioactivity, poisons, walking across a highway). Phobias are extreme fears about situations/ things that most people would say pose little danger -like fear of vomiting/seeing someone else vomit; of riding in an elevator; of bees; etc. Phobias can create lots of stress ; take fun out of life! ...Read more

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Irrational fears are like phobias, right? How do you handle them?

Cbt and desensitazat: Although the two are similiar, irrational fears and phobias do differ. Irrarional fears are thoughts that may cause you to worry about a situation or perhaps contribute to you misperceiving a situation or an encounter. Unless you are delusional or psychotic, medication won't assist much with changing irration beliefs or thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy that teaches you to effectively. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having extremely paranoid/irrational fears?

Help! i'm having extremely paranoid/irrational fears?

Be seen ASAP!: If having extremely paranoid fears, it can be very frightening. Please see a psychiatrist asap -- even in the er since it's saturday. The er staff will evaluate your first, and make sure you get the help you need. ...Read more

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Does sleep deprivation cause irrational fears?

Does sleep deprivation cause irrational fears?

It may: Sleep is required to function normally as a human. Sleep deprivation can cause many side effects including, but definitively not limited to (the list is long), Anxiety, depression, mania, confusion, psychosis, etc. etc. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about some great way to get your mind off of irrational fears triggered by ocd?

Can you please tell me about some great way to get your mind off of irrational fears triggered by ocd?

Distraction Helps: But bringing them on can also b worth trying - as if u're a kid & your sibling is trying 2 scare u w/ stories of zombies in ur house. U might decide 2 b brave & tell him/her 2 keep talking... That s/he's just uttering words & this doesn't mean that there are actually zombies in house. It might feel frightening 2 stand up 2 ur sib like this. But keep listening & the stories just may end up boring u! ...Read more

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Struggle with OCD thoughts and irrational fears, unable to believe what doctors tell me. Why do I question facts from doctors and experts?

Struggle with OCD thoughts and irrational fears, unable to believe what doctors tell me.  Why do I question facts from doctors and experts?

You may be: developing some paranoid thinking. It is important for you to get a good psychiatric workup as soon as possible. You may need medication. The fact that you know that your fears can be irrational is important. Left untreated you might not be able to differentiate between irrational fears and real ones. Please meet with a qualified psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Are irrational fears a symptom of bipolar disorder or is that just an anxiety disorder?

Are irrational fears a symptom of bipolar disorder or is that just an anxiety disorder?

Bipolar disorder: can express itself in irrational thinking and fears. Phobic disorder has one or more irrational fears as part of it but the person usually understands at some level that the fear is irrational. Please see a mental health professional for more complete clarification and support. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are fears and phobias?

Near synonyms: Phobia is greek for fear. Many people have at least mild phobias, for example, fear of the dark or of snakes or heights. There is nothing wrong with being fearful--it can be a great survival tool; but, if one is so afraid of wasps that you never go outside or cannot cross a bridge, then fear causes impairment, which is when we begin to think of it as a disorder. ...Read more