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Posted by: robin | 2011-09-09

FEAR OF HEIGHTS

I can not climb 4 steps up a ladder and then I freeze. I saw the story on phobias on Health24 and thought I'd ask if there is a way to fix this.

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Yes, the good news is yes, absolutely - such phobias / anxiety usually responds really well to basic good treatment, maybe entirely to CBT ( COgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) from a psychologist, or possibly with the addition of some medication such as meds also used to treat depression. YOu can UNLEARN these phobias which are examples of learned anxiety

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Posted by: cybershrink | 2011-09-10

Yes, the good news is yes, absolutely - such phobias / anxiety usually responds really well to basic good treatment, maybe entirely to CBT ( COgnitive-Behaviour Therapy ) from a psychologist, or possibly with the addition of some medication such as meds also used to treat depression. YOu can UNLEARN these phobias which are examples of learned anxiety

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Posted by: Out of the box | 2011-09-09

Two options
1 therapy
2 never use a ladder

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