What Causes Phobias

Phobias. While some people believe we all have them, the truth is they are not that common. It is estimated that less than 20% of the population in the United States have phobias. The confusion comes about because a phobia isn’t just a fear of something, it is an excessive, irrational, uncontrollable fear of something. A person with a phobia generally knows their degree of fear is excessive, but cannot control their response. They will often put themselves in greater danger than what they fear to avoid what they fear. For instance, someone...

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5 Ways To Face Your Fear Of Heights

Acrophobia, more commonly known as the fear of heights, ranges from mild to extreme. In extreme cases a fear of heights can prevent someone from living a normal life, preventing them from so much as climbing a flight of stairs. There are many ways to work through a fear of heights. At the root of all of them is a need to know what causes the fear, from an inborn phobia to PTSD the cause will help direct the treatment. Here are 5 ways to help you past your fear of heights: Heart Assisted Therapy Some people manifest their PTSD as a fear of...

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4 Ways to Help Your Spouse with Depression

Committing to a relationship means you are there for your spouse through the good times and the tough times. If your spouse suffers from depression, the tough times can be overwhelming. You may find yourself dealing with feelings of helplessness as you struggle to guide your spouse out of each depressive state. Dr. Eric Levin, PhD, in Philadelphia, PA, has worked with many clients suffering from depression and advised their spouses on how to help their loved ones. Here are 4 ways to help your spouse with depression: Encourage your spouse to...

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