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Will determination alone able to overcome fears? What are the common steps of the process of overcoming fears?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Fox
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: Good start

Determination is an important part in overcoming fears.
But as important is the right "game plan". Talking with a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist can help you understand your fears and then possibly to create a hierarchy of fears from least fearful to most. Then you work your way up the hierarchy. They will help you create this graded plan as it involves some creativity.

In brief: Good start

Determination is an important part in overcoming fears.
But as important is the right "game plan". Talking with a therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist can help you understand your fears and then possibly to create a hierarchy of fears from least fearful to most. Then you work your way up the hierarchy. They will help you create this graded plan as it involves some creativity.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox
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Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Phobia

Fears, or phobias, are the most common types of anxiety disorders.
Self determination is important, and may even work. If it doesn't, however, you may want to seek professional help by consulting with a psychologist or a psychiatrist. There are many cognitive and behavioral techniques that you can learn to overcome your fear.

In brief: Phobia

Fears, or phobias, are the most common types of anxiety disorders.
Self determination is important, and may even work. If it doesn't, however, you may want to seek professional help by consulting with a psychologist or a psychiatrist. There are many cognitive and behavioral techniques that you can learn to overcome your fear.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. Kevin Passer
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Fears and Phobias

Two ways to deal with fears-medication and facing your fears head-on.
I can recommend a great book here called: stop obsessing by edna foa. If you cannot do what the book suggests, you may need to talk with your dr. About a medication. Personally, and if not contraindicated for any reason, i might start a patient on clomipramine at a dose of 25 mgs at bedtime.

In brief: Fears and Phobias

Two ways to deal with fears-medication and facing your fears head-on.
I can recommend a great book here called: stop obsessing by edna foa. If you cannot do what the book suggests, you may need to talk with your dr. About a medication. Personally, and if not contraindicated for any reason, i might start a patient on clomipramine at a dose of 25 mgs at bedtime.
Dr. Kevin Passer
Dr. Kevin Passer
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