Why am I so afraid of spiders?
Psychologists believe that one reason why people fear spiders is because of some direct experience with the arachnids instilled that fear in them.
This is known as the “conditioning” view of arachnophobia.
About 75% of the people sampled were either mildly or severely afraid of spiders.
Of those most were female.
How do I stop being scared of spiders?
Often, a combination of counseling and medication may be used to treat arachnophobia. Relaxation techniques such as meditation also can be helpful in the treatment of arachnophobia. As with other phobias, arachnophobia can be treated with exposure therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Can Arachnophobia be cured?
Study: Fear of Spiders May Be Cured in Two Minutes. At least 30% of Americans have a fear of spiders, or arachnophobia. According to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry, just two minutes of therapy could eradicate that fear. For most people, arachnophobia does not interfere with everyday life.
How do you fix Arachnophobia?
How to Get Over Arachnophobia
- Make a list of activities with increasing anxiety level.
- Start with looking at a photo of a real spider.
- Watch a video about spiders.
- Visit a pet store and watch a spider behind glass.
- Let a friend handle a spider in front of you.
- Tolerate being around a spider.
- Hold a spider.
- Talk to a specialist.
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