One of the reason why you might want to keep spiders away with repellent is because you or someone in your family suffers from arachnophobia. Most people are at least a little frightened when they see a spider, but for those suffering from this phobia, it is almost debilitating.

What is Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia is the fear of spiders and scorpions. Even though most spiders and other arachnids are harmless to humans, people can be petrified by them. It is one of the most common phobias. Those afflicted with this phobia often have mild to severe panic attacks when they see or come in contact with a spider or a web. Common reactions can be screaming, crying, breathing troubles, sweating, and irregular heart beats. Their behavior may seem irrational, but it is very serious to them. Most people who has arachnophobia are women.

Overcoming the Phobia

Overcoming and treating arachnophobia is something that many sufferers hope for. There are a number of techniques that can be used to overcome the fear. There are many psychology specialists who specifically help those with phobias. Some of method to alleviate phobias include cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, hypnosis, anti-anxiety medications, and virtual reality is now starting to be used. The idea of therapy might even be scary for some people, but it is better than suffering for the rest of your life. It is important to let those around you know that is it not okay for them to play around with you by scaring you. This can just make the phobia worse.

Here is an animated video about a boy with Arachnophobia:

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