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How can I fight my phobias?

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Dr. Matt Vukin
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Graded exposure

Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful.
These are variable person to person and require careful consideration of your own experience and situation. Taking things too quickly can lead to more difficulty but you want to push yourself - it's supposed to feel hard. But your experience in time will tell you you've done it without bad consequence.

In brief: Graded exposure

Integrating gradual exposure along with development of relaxation skills will be helpful.
These are variable person to person and require careful consideration of your own experience and situation. Taking things too quickly can lead to more difficulty but you want to push yourself - it's supposed to feel hard. But your experience in time will tell you you've done it without bad consequence.
Dr. Matt Vukin
Dr. Matt Vukin
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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
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Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Psychiatry

In brief: Desensitize

Phobias increase your emergency juices to abnormal level putting your whole system out of balance healthy tension is good we can't stand up without tensing fifty seven muscles of our back muscles but there is a limit called peak pressure beyond that pressure it become unhealthy tension and peak performance declines and human mind start developing tensions and the resistance builds into phobias.

In brief: Desensitize

Phobias increase your emergency juices to abnormal level putting your whole system out of balance healthy tension is good we can't stand up without tensing fifty seven muscles of our back muscles but there is a limit called peak pressure beyond that pressure it become unhealthy tension and peak performance declines and human mind start developing tensions and the resistance builds into phobias.
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
Dr. Shamshad Haroon
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