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Doctor insights on: Fear Of Spiders And Arachnids In Children

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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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What's the most effective way to discipline my children without inflicting fear?

What's the most effective way to discipline my children without inflicting fear?

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 more

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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

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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What can I do to conquer my fear of bees and spiders?

CBT: Consider working with a clinical psychologist who is experienced in cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) or exposure therapy. ...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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Irrational spider fear! How to get rid of them?

Arachnophobia: That seems to be a fairly common phobia. I would encourage you to consider seeing a therapist who practices cognitive behavioral therapy. It can be effective for phobias. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I get rid of my fear of spiders?

Arachnophobia: Consider Cognitive Behavior, psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis to deal with your fears. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed as having schizophrenic tendencies. Is it possible that I have installed in my children some of my fears?

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

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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?

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?

Likely is: Sounds like anxiety to me but it's sometimes hard to know where to draw the line. Consider consulting a psychotherapist to evaluate it. Meds can definitely help if needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

It is not neglect: An initial poor choice that you now understand and want to rectify is not neglect. Please proceed with the immunizations for your children. Without these the risk of major disease is significant. ...Read more

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During what ways can the radiology department ease children fears of getting an X-ray or CT scan?

During what ways can the radiology department ease children fears of getting an X-ray or CT scan?

Positive distraction: Positive attitudes, distraction techniques, and reassurances are helpful to get kids to acquiesce. However, it is normal for kids to be nervous. Offering rewards to be received at the end of the scan or X-ray may also help. ...Read more

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Sir how to over come fear?

Face it: Feel your fear and face it. Most neurotic fears can be overcome with cognitive behavioral therapy. This involves understanding and confronting your fears in a way that helps you overcome thematically. ...Read more

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What causes unexpected fear?

What causes unexpected fear?

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

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What causes fear of falling?

What causes fear of falling?

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

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Why do I have a fear of clowns?

Coulrophobia =: Fear of clowns. I don't know you — so I have no way of knowing why you fear clowns. This could be explored in therapy. ...Read more

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How to control and manage fears?

Ans: Well first you must smdetermine why and what you are afraid of. You are best to see your doctor and have counseling. This will help you ...Read more

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What causes contamination fear?

What causes contamination fear?

Anxiety disorder: Can be generalized, or become more of an obsessive-compulsive disorder where fear of contamination becomes an obsession. Trigger may be some traumatic event, but often is not recalled. It responds quite well to the type of cognitive behavioral treatment known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), shown to effectively relieve the symptoms of OCD or combined with SSRI medication. ...Read more

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How to get out of fear of illness?

Check up & talk: First step of course is to get a physical check up and find out if you have any illness. The next step would be to spend some time with a therapist who will work with you about your fears and other things that may be problematic. It is possible that some medication may be added to the mix in which case you would see a psychiatrist. (Many psychiatrists also do therapy) ...Read more

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How can I conquor my fear of hills?

Consider CBT: Cognitive behavioral therapy is an excellent way to address irrationally fears or over-reactivity to fears. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I get help for my fear of sex?

How can I get help for my fear of sex?

Depends: Need more info. Male vs female? History of abuse? Virgin vs experienced? Any activity can cause fear. Counseling can help. Sex can cause STDs which can kill you, so some fear is reasonable. Precautions make it safer than driving a car. Talk to your family doctor. ...Read more

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I would like help coping with my fear?

Get help now.: Consider Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavior Therapy, Psychotherapy, Exposure therapy or hypnosis. ...Read more

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What are your two biggest fears and why?

Rejection : Fear of rejection and fear of public speaking. I believe these have an evolutionary/hereditary basis. ...Read more

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What can I do to lessen a feeling of fear?

Face it: One needs to learn how to face his or her fears head on. Think of what makes you afraid until you become anxious and then, do not react or respond in any way. Let the anxiety wash over your body. It will go away. Also, try the book stop obsessing bu edna foa and good luck. ...Read more