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How do I deal with being afraid of seeing water on maps?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: No quick fix.

I suggest starting with a therapist.
You'll want someone who is comfortable with cognitive behavioral therapy and "exposure therapy". There's not going to be a pill to cure this right away. It's really about talking through your fear of seeing water on maps and coming up with a plan to treat it. Good luck! [regarding the picture - thought i'd spare you a picture of water].

In brief: No quick fix.

I suggest starting with a therapist.
You'll want someone who is comfortable with cognitive behavioral therapy and "exposure therapy". There's not going to be a pill to cure this right away. It's really about talking through your fear of seeing water on maps and coming up with a plan to treat it. Good luck! [regarding the picture - thought i'd spare you a picture of water].
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
This is a wise, witty and helpful response. There is no understanding what makes a person frightened. Perhaps our correspondent will be encouraged by this video of a man being successfully treated for his fear of baked beans: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Y8VKs3__cA
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