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Doctor insights on: How Many People Have Arachnophobia

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Is there real arachnophobia?

Is there real arachnophobia?

Yes: Phobias are irrational fears, and some people have phobia of spiders. For them arachnophobia is real. ...Read more

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How do you cure arachnophobia?

How do you cure arachnophobia?

Many therapies exist: Arachnophobia is an extreme fear of spiders. It is considered a phobia if the provoked anxiety is overwhelming and functionally debilitating. Phobias that are mild can be overcome with relaxation and self-help techniques, but more intractable cases require professional help. Behavioral therapy, such as exposure therapy, and medications can be prescribed to overcome these very real difficulties. ...Read more

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Should I see a shrink about my arachnophobia?

Should I see a shrink about my arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia: Fear of spiders is very common. Most people with mild phobias do not need to see a psychiatrist or therapist. However if your fear of spiders is interfering with your life then you could consider counseling. ...Read more

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What symptoms would mean I have arachnophobia?

What symptoms would mean I have arachnophobia?

Fear of spiders: Very few people are fond of spiders, but if you are so afraid of them that it seems silly even to you, then you can self-diagnose arachnophobia. Phobias are easy for a skilled mental health expert to treat, but don't try to understand them; i know one physician who self-cured fear of heights by learning to skydive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Are there medications out there for arachnophobia?

Maybe: This condition appears to be a type of ocd. Though there are drugs that may be helpful, psychotherapy is still the mainstay in ocd. Ask your family physician to recommend a psychologist and try this before any drugs. ...Read more

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Do people get medication for severe arachnophobia?

Do people get medication for severe arachnophobia?

Yes: Anxiety and phobia can be treated with anti-anxiety meds. Cognitive therapy and deconditioning wotk too, there just aren't that many spiders out there to maintain the phobia. ...Read more

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Is there a test to show if you have arachnophobia?

Is there a test to show if you have arachnophobia?

No.: A phobia is a fear which is disproportionate or "irrational" to the feared object. Can't find this in any body fluid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arachnophobia?

What is the definition or description of: arachnophobia?

Fear of Spiders: Arachnophobia or arachnephobia (from the greek: ??????, aráchn?, "spider" and ?????, phóbos, "fear") is a specific phobia, the fear of spiders and other arachnids such as scorpions.[1]. ...Read more

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What are serious signs of arachnophobia? At what point should you consider seeing a doctor?

What are serious signs of arachnophobia? At what point should you consider seeing a doctor?

Interferes with life: Phobias are fears that are out of proportion to the object of fear. You should consider seeing a doc if this fear is interfering with your ability to perform normally. ...Read more

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Any self-help tips for arachnophobia?

Any self-help tips for arachnophobia?

Start with general: Anxiety management strategies and daily living habits for overall improved stress management and skill development including visual imagery. Then apply these strategies to graduated 'exposure' to the thoughts and viewings of spiders until you are more comfortable/less terrified. Try 'the relaxation and stress reduction workbook.' if not sufficient success, seek professional help. Best regards. ...Read more

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Every day sex?

Sexual Activity: There is nothing wrong from a medical or scientific point of view of having regular or frequent sexual activity...Even if it is daily or more. ...Read more

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Can i get help?

Yes: What sort of help are you looking for? Emotional, physical, financial, spiritual? Give some more specifics. The first step in getting help is asking, so you are moving in the right direction. ...Read more

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Will i find love?

Will i find love?

Put yourself in: Situations where you can meet others. Be active in life. Let your personality shine through. Would encourage you to resist the romantic notion that there is only one perfect mate in the world for you. There are many wonderful women out there. I tend to put emphasis on compatibility vice just getting hormones stirred up. ...Read more

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I am feeling bad?

Too vague: Feeling bad physically? Mentally? Emotionally? What symptoms are you having? See your doctor and a chinese medicine /acupuncture practitioner. ...Read more

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What does who do?

What does who do?

See below: The world health organization (geneva, switzerland) is the directing & coordinating authority for health within the united nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms & standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries, monitoring & assessing health trends. ...Read more

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Are ACE pill safe?

Are ACE pill safe?

Yes: Used for years on thousands of pts. Your doc will moniter your lytes and kidney function. You may experience a non productive cough. ...Read more

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Normal vital sign?

Normal vital sign?

What is considered: Normal in an adult are temp is 98.6 f, blood pressure 120/80 at rest, pulse 60-80 at rest, resp. 14-20 at rest. But varies somewhat with age and specific conditions. ...Read more

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My pen very small?

Penis size: Am I OK?: When ever i meet a patient who feels his penis is too small I have them do some reading online about what the average sizes of penises are and try to have them feel like they are probably normal and okay. My experience talking to sexually active adults is that size is not as important as how one makes love... What you do with it is what counts to a partner. ...Read more