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Diagnosis and Treatment of Phobias

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Diagnosing and treating phobias can only be done by a trained mental health professional. However, it is important to be aware of the different symptoms, diagnoses and treatment options so you can take an active role in your care.
  1. Diagnosing a Phobia
  2. Phobias and Other Disorders
  3. Insurance Issues
  1. Medications and Therapies
  2. Alternative Treatments
  3. New Research

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.

Insurance Issues

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.

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.

Alternative Treatments

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.

New Research

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.

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