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Gaston Molina

Clinical Psychologist & Therapist

speaks:
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12+ years: Experience
400+ Happy Clients
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Existential Therapy
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Julieta Carrasco (Not Accepting New Clients)

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
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19+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
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José Luis Tavela

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
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16+ years: Experience
150+ Happy Clients
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Michel Haddad

Clinical Psychologist & CBT therapist

speaks:
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5+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Approaches
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Enas Mashal (Not Accepting New Clients)

Clinical Psychologist

speaks:
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21+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
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  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
Denisse Revés

Psychologist

speaks:
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  • Portuguese
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13+ years: Experience
100+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
  • NLP Practitioner
Ayla Pasha

Clinical & Counselling Psychologist

speaks:
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12+ years: Experience
50+ Happy Clients
  • CBT Practitioner
  • Child Psychology
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Fawad Shah

ACT Practitioner & CBT Practitioner

speaks:
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13+ years: Experience
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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  • Family Constellation Therapy
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  • Psychodrama
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Daiana Raluca

Psychologist

speaks:
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11+ years: Experience
200+ Happy Clients
  • ACT Practitioner
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  • Child Psychology
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  • EMDR Therapy
Thomas Theodosiou

Clinical Neuropsychologist & Clinical Therapist

speaks:
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12+ years: Experience
200+ Happy Clients
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Psychological Assessments

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Phobias are triggered when you fear something or some particular situation. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most effective approach psychologists use to deal with phobias. The therapist used one part of CBT to treat this mental illness involving exposure to your fear and decreasing the intensity of phobias anxiety. This part of CBT is called exposure therapy.

Talking to therapists and counselling by certified experts are among the most effective approaches to dealing with phobia patients. Counsellors use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Exposure therapy approaches for patients, and it is widely adopted and helpful in decreasing the phobic symptoms of patients.

Phobias can be cured permanently by using consistent therapies or medications. The simplest form of phobia can be triggered by any object, place or situation that can fire anxiety or fear. This type of CBT approach is called self-exposure therapy.

Phobia needs to be treated to decrease anxiety and fear; otherwise, it will turn on more severe symptoms that can result in permanent disability and serious mental conditions. People dealing with phobia realize their anxiety is irrational, and they can’t do anything. A phobia can make difficulties with work, education and even with relationships.

What are Phobias?

Phobias lie under anxiety disorder, in which the individual experiences excessive and persistent irrational fear of an object or situation. People suffer from different types of phobias that lead to extreme fear of the present stimuli. It affects their overall functioning due to irrational behavior and physiological responses.

What are the Common Symptoms of Phobias?

Individuals suffering from extreme anxiety and fear, which hinder their overall functioning, must seek professional help. Untreated and prolonged conditions can lead to phobias. The general signs of phobia are:

Physiological Symptoms

Individuals with extreme fear, anxiety, and distress due to an object or situation can notice physiological changes. The general physical symptoms that an individual with phobia notices include:

What Causes Phobias?

Phobias mean that the individual cannot function adequately and behave according to the norms due to excessive and irrational fear of the situation and object. It is essential to understand the cause of the condition before intervention. The common causes of phobias include:

Traumatic Experiences

The negative or traumatic experiences with the object or situation can cause the individual to experience extreme anxiety and panic. The person fears being in a similar situation which causes phobias.

Learned Behavior

The child learns from primary caregivers. The caregivers who remain anxious and fearful of specific stimuli are more likely to notice that their child behaves in a similar way.

Genetic Influence

Changes in the brain chemicals can increase the risk of developing phobias. People with close family members diagnosed with a specific phobia are more likely to experience similar symptoms.

Mental Health Conditions

Long-term and undealt stress can affect the individual ability to cope with similar situations. It includes the fear that can lead to phobias.

What are Different Phobias?

There are different types of phobias that affect behavior and feelings. The list of phobias that are common are:

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia refers to an extreme and irrational fear of crowded or open spaces.

Aerophobia

Aerophobia is the irrational fear of flying, in which the person remains anxious during a flight. They fear the plane will crash or there will be a terror attack. It causes an increase in the heart rate leading to physiological changes.

Claustrophobia

The individual suffers from extreme fear while being present in enclosed and crowded places. People with claustrophobia experience irrational anxiety during MRI scans.

Entomophobia

The fear of insects is commonly known as entomophobia. The person fears insects, due to which they avoid outdoor activities.

Social Phobia

The person fears that strangers, peers, and family members will judge their appearance and personality in a social gathering. Students are more likely to suffer from social phobia. It affects their ability to present in front of people. A survey on phobias showed that 45% of people suffer from social anxiety.

Acrophobia

Acrophobia is also known as visual height intolerance. Accordingly, to research statistics published in the National Library of Research, 6.4% of adults experience acrophobia in their lifetime.

Mysophobia

Individuals with excessive fear of getting sick from germs, viruses, and bacteria, suffer from mysophobia. The fear of dirt and germs can lead to OCD and related complications.

Driving Phobia

The person fears driving a vehicle. The individual experiences extreme anxiety while thinking of driving; thus, they use public transport despite having personal conveyance.

How to Deal with Phobias?

Individuals can suffer from weird phobias that hinder their overall performance and productivity. Hence, it is beneficial to consult a therapist for guidance regarding effective treatment options. Fitcy Health connects individuals with mental health problems with reliable, verified, and experienced specialists.

The tops to manage the symptoms of phobias while being near the fear-inducing stimulus are:

Understand the Situation

The person must acknowledge their feelings and differentiate their imagination from reality. They must remain conscious of their environment to gain control.

Deep Breathing

Inhaling and exhaling for thirty helps the individual divert attention and reduce stress.

Visualization

The individual must think of a positive aspect of life or time when they were happy to manage the physiological responses.

Look at the Evidence

Understanding that the object/situation cannot affect them physically and mentally. It allows the individual to face fear.

Seek Help

The person must talk to a close family member or friend for support.

How to Treat Phobias?

The medication in therapies that are proven effective in managing the psychological and psychological symptoms that correlate with a phobia are:

Exposure Therapy

The person faces the fear-inducing stimulus in phases. It helps them to become familiar with the object/situation and overcome their irrational fear.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The therapy aims to enable the individual to understand their negative thought patterns and make rational decisions. It helps change their behavior.

Use of Antidepressants

Medications help individuals manage their anxiety and stress to function adequately in every aspect of life. It helps people suffering from stress, panic attacks, and phobias.

What are the Most Common Phobias?

The top phobias that most people around the world experience include:

How to Get Rid of Phobia?

The medications and psychotherapy allow the individual to manage symptoms that correlate with the specific phobia. Fitcy Health enables the person to connect to a therapist who can help them understand the cause of the irrational fear while maintaining confidentiality.

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