Overcoming Excessive Fear Of Iron Chains?
Good evening doctor, I’m Meli, 17 years old. I have excessive fear / cringe every time I see an iron chain until I don’t want to touch it. My body also reacted strangely starting from the body shaking, heart beat faster, until I felt a little nauseous. How do you deal with these symptoms, doctor? So that every time I see an iron chain, I don’t hold things like that anymore. That is all and thank you
Hello, good night Melina ...
The condition you are experiencing may be a phobia. A phobia is excessive fear of something, be it an object, erostiwa, environmental conditions, and so on. Broadly speaking, phobias are a form of anxiety disorders. Symptoms of phobias include: excessive fear, experiencing dizziness, headaches, nausea, palpitations, trembling, shortness of breath, chest pain, sweating, dry mouth, and ringing ears when seeing objects / facing certain objects.
To ensure the condition you are experiencing, it requires a direct examination. Therefore, we recommend that you consult a psychiatrist or psychologist to get certainty of diagnosis and further treatment. In general, if what you experience is indeed a phobia, then the treatment is psychological therapy, one of which is effective is cognitive behavioral therapy. The principle of treatment with this therapy is to change the way of viewing and how to behave towards a problem. In addition, fear is also expected to be reduced by the desensitization method (exposing the patient to the feared object) gradually, the relaxation method, and so on. If deemed necessary, a psychiatrist can also provide drug therapy to overcome anxiety.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..