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Doctor insights on: Fear Of Insects

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Can you tell me how to cure my fear of insects?

Can you tell me how to cure my fear of insects?

Entomophobia: (or insectophobia) can respond well to cognitive behavioral therapy. Please consider seeing a therapist in your area who provides this type of psychotherapy. ...Read more

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! this is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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I have a problem eating anything because of the fear that bugs may be in my food. I can't eat regularly anymore & it's beginning to take over me. Help?

Girls and Food: Hello utah. Please, if you cannot tell your mom about this, please get in to see your pediatrician. Girls in particular can get into significant trouble with their health over food and mental health. You very well may need some therapy individually or with other girls. This is not an uncommon problem and there will be people there that can help you. ...Read more

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What are ways that I can get over these fears of bugs and spiders?

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 overcome fears of bugs and spiders. ...Read more

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My 7 yrs old son developed some fears (aliens, spiders and big bugs). He's never had any fear and is otherwise a happy kid. Are sudden fears a concern?

My 7 yrs old son developed some fears (aliens, spiders and big bugs). He's never had any fear and is otherwise a happy kid. Are sudden fears a concern?

Fears: Sudden fears can certainly occur in this age group as their imagination explodes. I would try to investigate where these fears stemmed from (classmate, television, school lessons, etc). That will give some insight. However, if these fears are debilitating and affecting daily life, it's time to get a child psychologist involved, even if only for a few sessions (it's very helpful). ...Read more

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I fear for my 10 month old , she eats lots of things from the ground from bugs 2sucking the bathroom mop. What diseases can she get & hw cn i avoid it?

Pica: She has a condition known as pica. We don't know what causes it , but one of the ideas is that the child may be anemic. I would have her checked out to see if she is anemic. ...Read more