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Fear Of Insects
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
I keep hearing this light scratching noise in my head and always think something's in my hair because of it . I have a fear of insects ; mainly spiders . so that's what always comes to mind when I hear it . but theres never anything in my hair .. what co
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
At my friends house, there was a dead baby roach in my cup & I almost drank the bug. Do I have to fear disease or sickness from that 1 sip?
No: There is very little risk of illness from contact with a cockroach. ...Read more