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Phobias: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Phobias

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Phobias

 

Phobias – the basics

Phobias, such as agoraphobia and social phobia, are fears of specific objects or of situations, events, or activities that lead phobia sufferers to avoid them or engage in them with trepidation. The elements of a phobia are anxious thoughts and avoidant behaviors. In order to be considered an anxiety disorder, a phobia must interfere with the person’s ability to function. Discover how you can get cognitive-behavioral therapy for phobias.


Obsessions and Compulsions

Obsessions and Compulsions

Anxiety permeates many of the thoughts and actions of a person with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Obsession is a kind of anxious thinking, characterized by disturbing, repetitive, incongruous or inappropriate thoughts or images that spin through the mind and increase the person’s anxiety.  The obsessor often feels guilty or responsible, disturbed at imperfections, or afraid of losing his or her grip.  Compulsions or rituals are stereotyped behaviors or actions driven by anxiety that may seem temporarily to relieve anxiety. Compulsions are efforts to set things right or make the obsessive concerns go away.


Don’t Worry Yourself Sick

Chronic and Generalized Anxiety Disorder Therapy

 

End Perpetual Worry!!

Chronic anxiety needn’t last a lifetime.  Generalized anxiety and other anxiety conditions characterized by intense or relentless worry or obsessing are very treatable.  Many people improve greatly or overcome chronic anxiety entirely with the help of a therapist who specializes in treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – I specialize in generalized anxiety disorder therapy as well as other disorders that involve excessively anxious thinking and intense underlying fears or dread.