What are the treatment options for vegetable phobia?
Any unreasonable fear that interferes in your inability to function properly is a cause of concern and requires medical consultation.
A doctor may prescribe beta-blockers, antidepressants and benzodiazepines for the treatment of the physical symptoms of lachanophobia.
Psychotherapies are a more effective treatment option for the irrational fear of vegetables. In cognitive behavioral therapy, the individual learns to view and cope with the object of their fear, whereas, desensitization and exposure therapy aims at changing the person's response to the vegetables by gradual and repeated exposure.
There are also some self-help techniques that can be employed. Lachanophobia sufferers could talk about their fear of vegetables openly with someone they trust and face their fears by gradually exposing themselves to situations involving the feared object with a trusted accomplice.
Positive self-statements and visualizing actively facing the fear are additional ways a person can help themselves. Joining a self-help group for phobias in general is another option a person can try to overcome lachanophobia.
NB: The content of this article is for information purposes and is not intended to replace sound medical advice and opinion.