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    My fear

    I suffer with aniexty, depression and agrophobia but in the midst of all that I have a phobia about electric and gas things, I fear they are going catch fire, or leak and I wont be able to get me and my pets out in time, It got a a point where if i brought anything new I would have to have someone with me when first using it, I have been known to buy things and not use them for ages, and also when electric things heat up they creak sometimes,I feel very sensitive to this and feel they are faulty, luckily at the moment its not too bad but it has made my life intolerable sometimes, has anyone else ever had this, or heard of it?

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    My fear

    I suffer with aniexty, depression and agrophobia but in the midst of all that I have a phobia about electric and gas things, I fear they are going catch fire, or leak and I wont be able to get me and my pets out in time, It got a a point where if i brought anything new I would have to have someone with me when first using it, I have been known to buy things and not use them for ages, and also when electric things heat up they creak sometimes,I feel very sensitive to this and feel they are faulty, luckily at the moment its not too bad but it has made my life intolerable sometimes, has anyone else ever had this, or heard of it?

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    My fear

    I have had a few clients with similar problems. In those cases, it was a form of OCD -- obsessive intrusive thoughts but without the compulsions (rituals).

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    My fear

    I have had a few clients with similar problems. In those cases, it was a form of OCD -- obsessive intrusive thoughts but without the compulsions (rituals).

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    My fear

    Hello Mr baxter,
    I know my thoughts come from my childhood. I had a father who was always doing DIY with things and he manged to blow a TV up, caused a small fire in a heater after repairing it wrong, the same happened with many other things, I remember as a child always being scared to touch electrical things just incase, that has haunted neally all of my life, its so hard to be rid of these things from childhood.

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    My fear

    Hello Mr baxter,
    I know my thoughts come from my childhood. I had a father who was always doing DIY with things and he manged to blow a TV up, caused a small fire in a heater after repairing it wrong, the same happened with many other things, I remember as a child always being scared to touch electrical things just incase, that has haunted neally all of my life, its so hard to be rid of these things from childhood.

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    My fear

    The clients I am referring to also had triggers for their obsessive thoughts. It's a treatable problem, though.

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    My fear

    The clients I am referring to also had triggers for their obsessive thoughts. It's a treatable problem, though.

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    My fear

    How would you treat it? I have seen a psychologist but her way was after talking about to expose me to the fear, only this was done in her office and she was present, it wasnt so much of a problem in this situation, it did help me see that the items arent going to explode or catch fire, so that helped, but the problem is worse when I am at home, on my own. As I said earlier its not so bad at the moment but sometimes I feel so stupid not being able to switch things on or having to ask a friend to be there, just in case..

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    My fear

    How would you treat it? I have seen a psychologist but her way was after talking about to expose me to the fear, only this was done in her office and she was present, it wasnt so much of a problem in this situation, it did help me see that the items arent going to explode or catch fire, so that helped, but the problem is worse when I am at home, on my own. As I said earlier its not so bad at the moment but sometimes I feel so stupid not being able to switch things on or having to ask a friend to be there, just in case..

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