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Treating Driving Fear with Exposure Therapy

by Kay Marcotte August 14, 2012

Is driving phobia starting to make you feel like you'll never lead a normal life? If so, you may want to explore professional treatment options. Exposure therapy is a type of treatment which can teach you to face your fear of driving and eventually move past it. Learn what exposure therapy is and how it can change your life if you give it a chance.
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Sleep and Fear Extinction in Phobia Treatment

by Rich Presta August 13, 2012

Sleep is crucial to our mental and physical well-being. Inadequate sleep has been linked to health problems like weight gain, and it can worsen symptoms of anxiety. A new study on treating people with phobias shows how sleep can enhance the effects of exposure therapy. Read to find out more.
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Unemployment: How to Fight Negative Thoughts and Attitudes

by Rich Presta August 8, 2012

In these tough times, finding a job can be difficult for anyone. Job-hunting can be especially tough for someone who isn't able to drive longer distances. It isn't easy for a person with driving phobia to just forget their fear and get on the road, but the perceived failure can cause feelings of hopelessness and disappointment. Learn some helpful ways to be positive and productive while unemployed.
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Driving Anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

by Kay Marcotte August 7, 2012

Awareness of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder is on the rise, but how does the condition relate to driving fear? Surprisingly, a person can have both PTSD and driving phobia at the same time. A new story from CBS highlights the struggle of veterans who have developed driving anxiety after their experiences at war. Watch a video clip and read more about the situation here.
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