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Suggest treatment for arachnophobia

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Dr. Ashok Kumar


Practicing since :2000

Answered : 3119 Questions

Posted on Fri, 20 Nov 2015 in Mental Health
Question: Is there a medical cure for arachniphobia?
Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes there is

Detailed Answer:
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The problem of phobias is quite common and almost every fifth person experiences one or another phobic disorder in his/her life.
They happens because we attach fear emotions to a neutral stimulus.

Having said this the problem can be corrected by systemic desensitization a kind of psychotherapy. I hope you will find one expert for this therapy in your city. In case no one is available you can approach any of psychiatrist in your city as they are well versed in treatment of phobic disorders.

So it can be said that it can be treated both by psychotherapy as well as medication although medication are less effective in compare to psychotherapy.
I hope this helps you.

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