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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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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