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How Halloween Can Trigger Phobias and Anxiety

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How Halloween Can Trigger Phobias and Anxiety It can be interesting watching a genuine phobic response. You can tell when someone truly has a phobia of something because their fight or flight will kick in and they will need to get away from that trigger as fast and as quickly as possible. This can manifest with some truly unusual triggers and, in other cases, can be an overly sensitive response. Allow me to explain via an example. One of my very dear friends has a phobia of spiders. Her phobia of spiders is so intense that you can’t even say the word ‘spider’ around her without getting an automatic anxiety response, and often some level of verbal abuse for your comment. She has worked on this issue in the past and has made progress although at one point there, even the mere suggestion that a spider could be at a certain location, such as a hint of cobweb on a rear-side mirror of a car, would have her refuse to get into that car. The worst time of year for her though is Halloween. During Halloween, she will ever refuse to go into a supermarket due to all of the…

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When Your Fear of Spiders Makes It Hard To Even Watch TV

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When Your Fear of Spiders Makes It Hard To Even Watch TV For most of my life, I’ve been a massive fan of the UK sci-fi television show, ‘Doctor Who’. While it may be a topic for another day, even the thought of the central character, The Doctor, being able to change who it is without losing the memories or the experiences of the previous incarnation can often be a wonderful metaphor for life itself. I did tend to wonder though just how many people were going to watch this week’s episode when they say the title ‘Arachnids In The Uk’ come up on the screen. The Doctor and Spiders Now, this isn’t the first time that Doctor Who has had spiders in the show. In fact, Doctor Who has helped science in their research of spider phobias in the past! The Third Doctor lost his life due to a giant spider and the Tenth Doctor also came up against arachnid lifeforms from another planet. The differences between those experiences and this latest episode though are fairly obvious. The effects that were available back in the mid-70s when the Third Doctor’s ‘Planet Of The Spiders’ aired was pretty basic, to…

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