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Old 09-17-2004, 02:30 AM   #13
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Re: Is "Aikidoiain" welcome here or not?

Iain Smith wrote:
I can't answer that question Craig. Medication, therapy, counseling, etc has all failed to cure it. It gets worse - the Agoraphobia is Chronic; meaning it cannot be cured. My Doctors' prognosis for the future was " extremely poor". Then there's the Sociophobia (an extreme fear of being near/around people); also a phobia, therefore incurable. I won't list them all, but there's another 5 anxiety related conditions - one of which is suicidal impulses.
It sounds like you probably have checked out anything I could come up with off the cuff. It is certainly not my area of expertise, but I do recall a talk in the last couple of years by a visiting researcher who was having some interesting success in the clinical treatment of severe chronic phobias. I don't promise anything but I will try to find out his name and see if it's at all worth your time to look into.

(I am in the department of Neuroscience at Baylor College of Medicine)

as to being welcome, of course you are.

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