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What You Need to Know About Arachnophobia

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Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia, otherwise known as spider phobia, is the intenst fear of spiders and other arachnids.

  • Classified as a specific phobia, arachnophobia causes clinically significant distress that can impact an individual's quality of life.
  • When in con...

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Symptoms of Arachnophobia

Symptoms of arachnophobia may include:

  • Immediate fear and anxiety when you see or think about a spider
  • Fear or anxiety that is out of proportion to the danger the spider poses to you
  • Avoidance of spiders
  • Panic and/...

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Causes of Arachnophobia

  • An evolutionary response: Research suggests that arachnophobia or a general aversion to spiders is hard-wired as an ancestral survival technique.
  • Cultural and/or religious beliefs: Some individuals within certain

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Treatment of Arachnophobia

Like other specific phobias, arachnophobia is most commonly treated with therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral techniques.

  • Cognitive reframing: This method helps you shift the way you look at something so you no longer perceive it as dangerous or ...

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Coping with Arachnophobia

If you are experiencing symptoms of arachnophobia, there are ways you can cope.

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Diagnosis of Arachnophobia

A diagnosis for a specific phobia requires that the symptoms be present for at least six months and cause significant distress or a disruption to your life and well-being.

Your doctor or mental health clinician may ask you questions about your symptoms, their intens...

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