Over the summer, my 3.5 year old developed a bunch of odd aversions/phobias. And now, over the last three weeks or so, he seems generally anxious when we go out.
I'm wondering if it's just a phase related to his age, and I should keep him mostly at home till it passes? Or is this the start of a more serious anxiety condition? Or a sign that our city life is too much for him? [more inside]
posted by misoramen
on Oct 19, 2012 -
I am an adult with fear of the dark, along with other anxiety problems. I hate driving in the dark, even on streets with streetlights (I even hesitate to ride in the car at night) and feel panicky in dark rooms. I sleep with a nightlight, but wish it didn't feel like a necessity, and with fall coming, I dread the long nights ahead. Beyond therapy (which I have tried for my other problems and cannot currently afford) are there any methods of coping with this?
posted by juniper
on Sep 6, 2012 -
I haven't driven a car in 15 years, and I'm about to get behind the wheel on Saturday. Help me prepare to get on the road again! [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara
on Jan 11, 2012 -
I have a needle phobia and a doctor's appointment on Monday, during which I have a feeling blood will be drawn. I feel terribly anxious whenever I think about it and don't particularly want to feel anxious the entire weekend. How do I minimize my anxiety? [more inside]
posted by tweedle
on Feb 11, 2010 -
I have a near-pathological fear of talking to strangers on the phone. My expanded job duties will soon include calling clients. How do I get past this fear? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 17, 2009 -
i said yes to playing a gig in a week and a half, and now i don't know what to do. the last time i played was two years ago! i'm so nervous just even thinking about it... [more inside]
posted by sardonicsmile
on Feb 9, 2009 -
Does anybody know of alternative ways to get over an extremely irrational fear of public speaking/presenting?
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posted by repoman
on Jan 3, 2004 -
I'll be flying 8+ hours to London two weeks from today. I have a paralyzing fear of flying, any advice?
Also, what should I do once I make it there? [more inside]
posted by esch
on Dec 12, 2003 -