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How do you get over your longstanding phobias?
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Dr. Steven Chen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Desensitization
Systematic desensitization is a technique where a person creates a heirarchy of their fears or phobias.
Then a psychotherapist helps the person learn relaxation techniques. Then the psychotherapist exposes the person to the fears or phobias in vitro (in a lab) or in vivo (real life). This process can help a person overcome phobias.

In brief: Desensitization
Systematic desensitization is a technique where a person creates a heirarchy of their fears or phobias.
Then a psychotherapist helps the person learn relaxation techniques. Then the psychotherapist exposes the person to the fears or phobias in vitro (in a lab) or in vivo (real life). This process can help a person overcome phobias.
Dr. Steven Chen
Dr. Steven Chen
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: CBT
Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias.
One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable.

In brief: CBT
Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias.
One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Agree w Dr. Chen
In addition - cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective.
Take care.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Chen
In addition - cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective.
Take care.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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