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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
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
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
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?
VRT for Phobias:
Phobias and anxieties respond well to Virtual Reality Therapy(VRT). VRT is exposure therapy in a safe environment. The research suggests VRT is 90% effective. Seek out a therapist who uses VRT in your area. You can find providers through www.psious.com, www.limbix.com, or www.virtuallybetter.com.
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 every where. 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 theres never anything in my hair .. what co
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?
Basically yes. Fear leads to high levels of epinephrine (adrenalin) and cortisol and in some people that could cause abnormal heart beats that could lead to a heart attack. Prolonged fear can also lead to reduced immune function leading to serious infections or increasing risk of cancer.
In most cases fear will not directly cause death but it can be a contributing factor. ...Read more
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