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What is Arachnophobia the Fear of? Symptoms, Causes and Treatment of Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is a common phobia. It is a fear of spiders and other similar creatures. In ancient times spiders were considered as agents of food and water contamination. People with this problem get anxious or encounter panic attack at the sight of spider or its web. Fear is also felt when one observes pictures of spiders. Symptoms are dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing and inhaling and chest tightness. It is treated mainly with psychological methods. Some people may also need specific medications namely benzodiazepines. Psychological treatment includes relaxation technique, systemized desensitization and graded exposure. Desensitization procedure is usually begun with showing the pictures of spiders.

by Margaret Walker on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 23:29

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