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Phobias Treatment

Phobias Treatment

Friday, October 2, 2009 12:42

Short term cognitive behavioral psychotherapy is the clear winner her. The most effective technique is to cure phobias isĀ  exposure therapy. This simple and straight forward approach capitalizes on the fact that we quickly get used to things, however unpleasant. Pool water that feels "freezing" when we ...

Phobias, Am I Ok

Phobias, Am I Ok

Thursday, October 1, 2009 12:26

Most of us have at least one situations we fear more than makes sense. A clinical diagnosis of one of Phobic Disorders is appropriate only if the avoidance exerts a significant negative impact on your life. Suppose you have an irrational fear of flying but don't have to ...

Specific Phobia

Specific Phobia

Thursday, October 1, 2009 11:19

Specific Phobias are uniquitous, but usually not bothersome, because most people can conveniently avoid encounters with whatever is the feared object or situation. If you fear heights, you don't become a window washer working on a skyscraper. People with a fear to snakes avoid hiking on mountains trails. ...

Social Phobia

Social Phobia

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 15:07

Human beings are fundamentally social animals. For most of us, social ostracism, rejection, and public humiliation are as much to be feared and avoided as animal bites, falling from high places, or being trapped in a smothering cave. This leads to the paradox that some people are so ...

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 12:35

The term Agoraphobia was coined in ancient Greece to describe "fear of the marketplace" In current usage. Agoraphobia is more broadly defined as the avoidance of many different places and situations that on surface seem unrelated. Different people have different rosters of situations to avoid and ...