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Fear Of Spiders And Arachnids In Children
Arachnophobia: Is an irrational fear of spiders/ arachnids. ...Read more
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
CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy with a psychologist is the best treatment. ...Read more
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" may be useful. Timeouts require a calm and consistent approach. If you would like brief training talk to your pediatrician or seek a child/family psychologist. Also, see the link for more info: http://pal.ua.edu/discipline/time_out.php ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am scared of the dark and it is very embarrassing at 24 years old. I thought only children had this fear?
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 your phobia. ...Read more
Should your children fear you? And should you threaten to beat your kids to get them to do you want? My family is old-fashioned and believes that
Although fear: May lead to compliance it also may push children to be secretive about their lives and behavior. Parents cannot guide their children if they do not know what they are doing and thinking about. Fear is not conducive to open and honest communication between children and parents. Physical punishment often backfires: the child gets angry with the parent avoids taking responsibility for their behavior. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why do I every day have fear of dieing it is ruining my everyday life im constantly fear the worst I have 3 children and im scared im going to die?
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 therapy but doesn't specify further ; show no medications. If you have not worked with a therapist who does cognitive behavioral therapy — that may be quite beneficial. Also consider seeing a psychiatrist for medication if therapy alone isn't working. ...Read more
CBT: Consider working with a clinical psychologist who is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) or exposure therapy. ...Read more
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
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
I have been diagnosed as having schizophrenic tendencies. Is it possible that I have installed in my children some of my fears?
Schiziphrenic: Tendencies is a very vague diagnosis. We all pass along to children attitudes as well as genes. Hopefully most of them are positive but none of us is perfect. As adults children are responsible for their own behavior so avoid self-blame. Please see a mental health professional to sort this out a little more. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Everytime I get a cold, anxiety get worse. Afraid not to breathetc. And when I see a spider, I'm afraid its bite can kill me. Is this irrational fear?
2x a year I "wake up" at night seeing spiders everywhere. My body, the curtains, walls etc. Extreme fear. Husband wakes me up because I scream. Happening yearly for as long as I can remember. The fear is so extreme that I feel paralysed.?
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 there's never anything in my hair . What co
Noises in head: And fear of insects. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Then see a mental health professional for treatment of y our insect phobia. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My 3 and 4 year old children have not seen a doctor. Sincethe youngest was 4 months old, I used to believe thatimmunization cause autism. Now I want to catch them up, but fear that the doctor will call this neglect. Both of them are healthy. What to do?
During what ways can the radiology department ease children fears of getting an X-ray or CT scan?
Unique: It is always important to keep in mind that a psychological symptom may be caused by an underlying physical disorder. A physical disorder should be ruled out before undertaking a psychological course of treatment. Psychologically, the cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unique: It is always important to keep in mind that a psychological symptom may be caused by an underlying physical disorder. A physical disorder should be ruled out before undertaking a psychological course of treatment. Psychologically, the cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist. ...Read more