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Is there real arachnophobia?

Is there real arachnophobia?

Yes: Phobias are irrational fears, and some people have phobia of spiders. For them arachnophobia is real. ...Read more

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How do you cure arachnophobia?

How do you cure arachnophobia?

Many therapies exist: Arachnophobia is an extreme fear of spiders. It is considered a phobia if the provoked anxiety is overwhelming and functionally debilitating. Phobias that are mild can be overcome with relaxation and self-help techniques, but more intractable cases require professional help. Behavioral therapy, such as exposure therapy, and medications can be prescribed to overcome these very real difficulties. ...Read more

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Should I see a shrink about my arachnophobia?

Should I see a shrink about my arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders is very common. Most people with mild phobias do not need to see a psychiatrist or therapist. However if your fear of spiders is interfering with your life then you could consider counseling. ...Read more

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What symptoms would mean I have arachnophobia?

What symptoms would mean I have arachnophobia?

Fear of spiders: Very few people are fond of spiders, but if you are so afraid of them that it seems silly even to you, then you can self-diagnose arachnophobia. Phobias are easy for a skilled mental health expert to treat, but don't try to understand them; i know one physician who self-cured fear of heights by learning to skydive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Maybe: This condition appears to be a type of ocd. Though there are drugs that may be helpful, psychotherapy is still the mainstay in ocd. Ask your family physician to recommend a psychologist and try this before any drugs. ...Read more

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Do people get medication for severe arachnophobia?

Do people get medication for severe arachnophobia?

Yes: Anxiety and phobia can be treated with anti-anxiety meds. Cognitive therapy and deconditioning wotk too, there just aren't that many spiders out there to maintain the phobia. ...Read more

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Is there a test to show if you have arachnophobia?

Is there a test to show if you have arachnophobia?

No.: A phobia is a fear which is disproportionate or "irrational" to the feared object. Can't find this in any body fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arachnophobia?

What is the definition or description of: arachnophobia?

Fear of Spiders: Arachnophobia or arachnephobia (from the greek: ??????, aráchn?, "spider" and ?????, phóbos, "fear") is a specific phobia, the fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions.[1]. ...Read more

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Any self-help tips for arachnophobia?

Any self-help tips for arachnophobia?

Start with general: Anxiety management strategies and daily living habits for overall improved stress management and skill development including visual imagery. Then apply these strategies to graduated 'exposure' to the thoughts and viewings of spiders until you are more comfortable/less terrified. Try 'the relaxation and stress reduction workbook.' if not sufficient success, seek professional help. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are serious signs of arachnophobia? At what point should you consider seeing a doctor?

What are serious signs of arachnophobia? At what point should you consider seeing a doctor?

Interferes with life: Phobias are fears that are out of proportion to the object of fear. You should consider seeing a doc if this fear is interfering with your ability to perform normally. ...Read more

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Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Where can I find statistics about childhood leukemia for the u.S?

Seer database or ACS: The seer database is available online and publishes all this data. The leukemia and lymphoma society and american cancer society. ...Read more

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Where can I find health statistics online?

Where can I find health statistics online?

Multiple locations: Government agencies, special interest and single issue organizations, health organizations, groups, and non-profit associations have websites and may post stats. Also, depending on type you are looking for, cdc has national center for health statistics, and a faststats section on website. Also nat'l institutes of health website, nih.Gov has many. ...Read more

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Where can you find health statistics online?

Try this: Here's a series of websites to get you started, included who, cdc, and kaiser information. http://goo.gl/wkq2j. ...Read more

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What is the statistics of hodgkin's disease?

What is the statistics of hodgkin's disease?

Overall curable: Hodgkin lymphoma as it is now called is one of our success stories. If it is diagnosed in the early stages, the cure rate is >90%, even late stage disease has cure rates of greater than 80%. In those cases where there is disease recurrence, stem cell transplant has been successfully used to cure many people. ...Read more

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Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Surprising or interesting health statistics/facts?

Lifestyle: Given all that we know about the health benefits of exercise and a healthy diet, it is surprising that only a small percentage of people get the recommended amount of exercise daily, and that few medical treatments include dietary and exercise advice. ...Read more

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What are the statistics for the survival of lymphoma?

What are the statistics for the survival of lymphoma?

Depends on type: An aggressive lymphoma can actually be cured in many cases but the more slow growing indolent lymphomas have high remission rates but are currently incurable. The above pertains to non-hodgkin lymphoma. Hodgkin lymphoma is almost totally curable in its early stages but less so if more advanced. ...Read more

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Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Statistics of smokers vs non smokers who get osteoporosis?

Risk factor: Osteoporosis: the effects of smoking on bone health www.Webmd.Com/osteoporosis/...Osteoporosis-7/smoking-cigarettescigarette smoke generates free radicals -- molecules that attack and overwhelm the body's natural defenses -- contributing to bone loss and osteoporosis. ...Read more

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