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fear of spiders and arachnids in children

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Arachnophobia: is an irrational fear of spiders/ arachnids.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lizarraga
16 years experience Internal Medicine
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist is the best treatment.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Gieck
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
Time out: When children get to about 3 years, use of timeouts can be effective - a non punitive approach. Prior to this age distraction or "positive timeouts" m ... Read More
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Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Expectations: for behavior should be realistic for age and setting. Prepare children for outings, let them know what you expect and keep it simple. If a child is hu ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Seek help: Talk to a psychiatrist to work you through your phobia.By slowly exposing yourself in small increments to the darkness you should be able to get over ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
50 years experience Child Psychiatry
Fear is not respect: Children need guidance and structure that can come from respected parents. Fear leads to unthinking submission and often confusion that is not a solid ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
This lists you as: Having an anxiety disorder. Do you have an obsessive compulsive disorder or generalized anxiety disorder? It also shows that you receive behavioral th ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
CBT: Consider working with a clinical psychologist who is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) or exposure therapy.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Aversion therpy: National public radio had an excellent program last week.Please go to npr.Com and type:spiders. The speaker had a wonderful "phobia" regime to overcom ... Read More
A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
25 years experience Pediatrics
Fears: Sudden fears can certainly occur in this age group as their imagination explodes. I would try to investigate where these fears stemmed from (classmat ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Arachnophobia: That seems to be a fairly common phobia. I would encourage you to consider seeing a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be e ... Read More

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