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How to help young child with anxiety/fear of fire

Precocious 6 y.o. daughter has suddenly developed an intense fear of fire. If the stove is on, she is sobbing or screaming or fretting. Same thing with the (outside) grill and my neighbor's fire pit. Logic, reason, discussion are all fruitless; as long as there is visible fire, she's terrified. How to help her cope? [more inside]
posted by disconnect on Oct 7, 2013 - 21 answers

Looking for a therapist in Los Angeles.

Can anyone suggest a therapist specializing in anxiety disorders in Los Angeles? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 13, 2013 - 2 answers

A 3 year old's strange phobias

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 - 26 answers

I never grew out of fear of the dark.

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 - 18 answers

How to drive again after decades of avoiding it

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 - 18 answers

Is this a phobia?

Why do I avoid looking at maps, satellite images and the Mona Lisa? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Too terrified of needles

Blood test failed due to needle phobia - what to do now? [more inside]
posted by Gordafarin on Feb 25, 2011 - 41 answers

Help me overcome my emetophobia

Have you "cured" an extreme phobia that you once had? How did you do it? [more inside]
posted by KogeLiz on Aug 4, 2010 - 22 answers

Xanax for flying phobia?

Tell me about using Xanax or other anti-anxiety meds to combat fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 22, 2010 - 24 answers

Omg I hate needles so much!

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 - 25 answers

I am terrified of talking on the phone but my job responsibilities will require me to do so.

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 - 27 answers

help a girl play some music without falling to pieces.

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 - 17 answers

Help me overcome my lightning phobia!

Anyone have any tips on overcoming a lightning phobia? [more inside]
posted by LeeJay on Apr 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Fear The Pill.

Could birth control cause a phobia to rear its ugly head? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Jun 30, 2007 - 13 answers

How did you successfully conquer a severe phobia?

How did you successfully conquer a severe phobia?
posted by nakedcodemonkey on Oct 22, 2004 - 17 answers

Fear of Public Speaking

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 - 21 answers

scared to fly, need to fly

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 - 30 answers

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