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What Are Phobias?
While some phobias may go unnoticed or don’t require treatment, other phobic anxiety disorders (social phobia, agoraphobia) often interfere with a person’s daily functioning. One may be aware of having a specific phobia but not be able to shift from frightening thoughts and irrational beliefs.
For people with severe symptoms, every day is all about phobias.
Fortunately, with the right treatment, you can stop avoiding the disturbing situations
and live the peaceful life you deserve.
Generally, phobias are exaggerated unreasonable fears. They come with intense feelings of dread and anxiety or the psychological and physical signs of panic attacks. These symptoms are caused by objects or situations that are usually not harmful. Some phobias impact the person’s life severely, while others can go almost unnoticed or do not require specific treatment.
Phobic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder. The symptoms include irrational fears of specific objects, situations, or activities. The most common classification includes complex and simple (specific) ones.
Phobias Treatment at MEDvidi in Three Steps
Answer several questions in our online AI-based questionnaire. It will help us develop a personalized treatment for the phobia.
See a mental health expert from wherever you like via smartphone or laptop. A doctor will examine your symptoms and offer the most effective treatment for phobias in your particular case.
Treatment for specific phobias may take up to a few months. Take medications (if prescribed) and see a therapist regularly to monitor your progress.
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|Fear of birds||Blood-injection-injury phobia||Fear of blood||Blood pressure phobia||Blood test phobia|
|Bridge phobia||Fear of bugs||Fear of buttons||Fear of cats||Camera phobia|
|Cancer phobia||Claustrophobia||Fear of clowns||Fear of choking||Fear of cockroaches|
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|Fear of the dark||Fear of fire||Fear of mirrors||Fear of flying||Food phobia|
|Freeway phobia||Fear of frogs||Health phobia||Height phobia||Hospital phobia|
|Hypnosis phobia||Insect phobia||Medical phobia||Medication phobia||Fear of mice|
|Fear of needles||Night phobia||Fear of public speaking||Phobia of throwing up||Pregnancy phobia|
|Fear of rats||Sexual phobia||Shot phobia||Sleep phobia||Fear of snakes|
|Telephone phobia||Toilet phobia||Vaccine phobia||Virtual reality phobia||Fear of wasps|
|Water phobia||Weather phobia||Work phobia||Writing phobia||…and others|
In the majority of cases, the most effective phobia treatment is exposure therapy. Other types of psychotherapy, for example, CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), can be beneficial for specific phobia treatment. Even though medications are not the first-line help, they may be prescribed as a part of social phobia treatment to help prevent anxiety symptoms and panic attacks.
There are different techniques for reducing fear. The most common self-help tips include breathing exercises, mindfulness practices, physical activity, and relaxation. However, sometimes people need professional help to overcome anxiety and fear. Psychotherapy and / or medications are the most common phobia treatments.
Since phobias include intense emotions like fear and anxiety, they affect the activity of the amygdala — a brain region responsible for emotional reactions. In addition, the activity of the visual cortex increases too, because the person tries to better identify the triggering objects. Speaking of more general aspects, they can affect brain functioning by increasing the risk of developing depression and anxiety disorders. To prevent such outcomes, contact mental health experts who will recommend the best treatment for phobias suitable for you.
Know Your Phobia. Symptoms to Be Attentive to:
- An instant feeling of intense fear when being exposed to the trigger or thinking about it.
- Avoiding frightening activity or an object by all means.
- Knowing that your fear is out of proportion and irrational but being unable to control it.
- Having physical symptoms of panic (nausea, tachycardia, sweating, chest tightness, etc.)
Even though the symptoms may seem obvious, only a doctor can make a diagnosis.
A mental health professional will conduct a specific phobia assessment, examine your health history,
and rule out other mental health disorders.
- Worrying about being humiliated, judged, or embarrassed in social situations.
- Avoiding interactions with strangers and general social activities.
- Being afraid of someone noticing your anxiety.
- Experiencing physical symptoms, including sweating, blushing, dizziness, and nausea.
- Excessive fear of situations where one might feel difficult to escape (public transport, shops, parking lots, etc).
- Fear of losing control in unfamiliar and unsafe environments.
- Avoiding crowded and open spaces.
- Having physical symptoms, including rapid heartbeat, rapid breathing, trembling, and dizziness.
The symptoms of phobias are similar to anxiety signs but also have some peculiarities. The five most common signs include:
- Intense fear and anxiety.
- Avoidance of triggering objects and situations.
- Increase in symptoms if the stressor becomes closer physically or in time.
- Physical symptoms (heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, etc.)
- Difficulties in daily functioning because of the symptoms.
Consult a doctor who will make a legitimate diagnosis based upon examination of your phobia symptoms and will offer suitable treatment.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) mentions the diagnostic criteria for different phobias. Some of them are feelings of anxiety about a specific stressor, exaggerated fear, avoidance symptoms, etc. The diagnosis can be made if the symptoms last for at least six months and cannot be explained by other disorders. Finally, only a doctor can make a diagnosis after asking you to take one or several phobia tests.
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For example, self-help tips involved in the social phobia treatment plan may be the following:
- Relaxation techniques and breathing exercises
- Regular physical activity and progressive muscle relaxation
- Mindfulness practices
- Challenging your negative thoughts
- Reducing avoidance behavior
Your Therapy Plan Starts with Setting the Right Goals
To notice the result of treatment, you have to know what it is you want to achieve.
These are some examples of therapy goals and objectives:
- Keeping calm when facing the triggers of your phobia.
- Reducing the symptoms when alone and in public.
- Changing unhealthy behaviors and improving coping skills.
- Managing irrational thoughts and negative self-image.
MEDvidi doctors will help you attain the treatment goals you set
and live your life to the fullest.
Online Therapy for Phobias
Cognitive-behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-based meditations, breathing exercises, and other routines serve well for relaxation and feeling more present. Mindfulness trains an individual to regulate emotions and focus on the current moment and facts.
What Is the Best Therapy for Phobias?
While exposure therapy is the most commonly chosen option for such a purpose, your doctor may determine another strategy for you. Contact us to start online phobia therapy today.
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Online mental health counseling and medications create an effective combination of phobia treatments. Although therapy is usually successful in reducing the impact of phobia on the patient’s life, medicines may be prescribed in specific cases. These include managing the severe onset of the phobic disorder and handling particular situations that need calming effects of the drugs.
How We Determine the Best Medication for You
- Assessing your symptoms and making a diagnosis.
- Choosing the most suitable treatment option between online therapy and medication (or their combination).
- Determining the effect that should be achieved with pharmacological treatment.
- Examining your health history and medication history to avoid harmful interactions and dependence.
We will guide you through the whole process: from getting the first prescription to stopping the medication correctly.
Try online therapy with medication management at MEDvidi to improve your anxiety symptoms.
At MEDvidi, you connect with a licensed MD who can provide both online counseling and medication prescriptions. If you qualify for specific medicines, you will receive online mental health prescriptions during the first visit (or later if required).
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