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How do I get over a fear of dogs?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Therapy, and meds

You need to see your doctor, and try doing therapy with an eye at getting to become comfortable with dogs.
You may need anxiety meds too, but just interacting with the dogs may be all it takes.

In brief: Therapy, and meds

You need to see your doctor, and try doing therapy with an eye at getting to become comfortable with dogs.
You may need anxiety meds too, but just interacting with the dogs may be all it takes.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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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
Thank
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