Diagnosis and Treatment of Phobias
From Lisa Fritscher, former About.com Guide
Diagnosing a Phobia
If you have been diagnosed with a phobia, you may wonder how your mental health professional arrived at that decision. Symptoms, causes and other possible conditions are all considered when a phobia is diagnosed.
Phobias and Other Disorders
Phobias sometimes appear alongside other mental health issues. Other times, the symptoms of another condition can mirror those of phobias. Here are some other common disorders that may have an impact on your phobia symptoms.
- Distinguishing Phobias From Other Disorders
- Drug Abuse and Phobias
- Developing a Phobia After a Trauma - Is It PTSD?
- Close Tie Between Depression and Phobias
- Medical Conditions That May Affect Phobias
President Obama has pledged to make universal health care a reality. In the meantime, however, we must all cope with the current restrictions of managed care, if we are fortunate enough to have insurance at all. Here is what you should know about the insurance issues that may affect your treatment.
- Getting the Help You Need Under Managed Care
- What Is Mental Health Parity?
- What Does the Obama Health Plan Mean for You?
- Reforms and Changes Under the Obama Healthcare Plan
Medications and Therapies
Several different treatment options are available. As with drugs or therapies for any condition, those recommended for phobias also have their pros and cons.
Many people find relief from their phobia symptoms through a variety of alternative treatments. Remember to always check with your doctor before trying any unusual treatment option.
Researchers are constantly looking into the genesis of phobias and how to best treat them. Studies are regularly released, but findings can oftentimes be conflicting.