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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for genophobia

Hello Doctor...i am writing this for my aunty who is in her fifties.she fears darkness n cries out loudly once the lights are off.i had a detail talk with her and came to know that she had experienced multiple sexual harassment and abuses in her childhood which she could not discuss with anyone.She also has genophobia after marriage and still in that condition. Now she experiences stress and tension for silly reasons. is this condition curable???is counselling enough??? or does she require medication???? please advice
Thu, 5 Jun 2014
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In her case, she needs antidepressant like paroxetine with low dose benzodiazepine. That would help to control such phobic thoughts. She also needs behavioral therapy in form of exposure therapy. Better to consult a psychiatrist and psychologist for proper management. In case, you need further help, you can ask.

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