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Mental Health and Disorders

mental healthMental Disorders:- Phobias

Definition - Excessive and unreasonable degree of fear triggered by exposure or anticipation of a circumstance.

Common phobias

  • Animal type - Insects, Snakes, Dogs
  • Nature type - Storms, Heights, Water
  • Blood/injury type - Injection seeing blood or injured person
  • Situational type - Driving, Elevators, Tunnels

Treatment:

  • Systematic desensitization - graded exposure is done by a therapist
  • Low dose benzodiazepines prior to experience

From the Healing Ministry of Health Professionals