Arachnophobia Fear of spiders


The arachnophobia is one of the phobias most common worldwide, the composition of his words indicates that simply means the fear of spiders.

The spider is not that they are the ugliest animals that exist but there are many people who are traumatized with this type of animals, from the smallest spider to the largest spider, as even a spider of different colors can cause fear, even a shock It depends on the level of the phobia .

These animals, due to their appearance, attitude or failing that, also the degree of poison, causes a certain type of impression on anyone, so could you imagine how it would affect a person who suffers from this phobia ?


The spiders do not cause death due to poison , even the most toxic spiders can be an effective treatment and over a period of time really acceptable would avoid until fever – causing, but that does not mean that the appearance and aggressiveness of some spiders do not minimize the fact that some people have a phobia .

The main symptoms of arachnophobia can be noticed when a person has an exaggerated degree of behavior in the presence or image of a spider, even becoming paralyzed just by seeing one.

This happens because the brain in situations of extreme fear and flight acts in unexpected ways, and some people do not really know how to control a situation like this.

The main symptoms are listed below:

  • You can witness the panicky attitude of the arachnophobic.
  • There may be a feeling of cold when there are spiders nearby.
  • That same feeling of cold and panic will translate into sweating.
  • It is normal for you to feel a  general and constant panic , with the possibility of ending in screaming or episodes of psychotic breakouts .
  • It can cause nausea , tachycardia and a feeling of suffocation , which can lead to certain problems for the patient to be able to associate reality and actually realize the existing level of danger.
  • This type of phobia can affect people just by seeing spiders on television, photography or some type of drawing.
  • Some people experience in arachnophobia the feeling that they do not even want to leave their homes because they believe that they have encountered insects of this type.

In Spain there is a lot of culture that spiders are not so dangerous for humanity and arachnophobia does not affect so many people.

Although it must be remembered that in recent times businesses have emerged based on the extermination of these insects .

An example of a domestic spider is the violin spider , which is extremely large and even aggressive but not poisonous.

The possible causes that cause this phobia could be:

  • Bad experiences with spiders since childhood.
  • A bite
  • Some family member with arachnophobia , acting with this phobia in front of the child.
  • Studies conclude that arachnophobia is possible that it is hereditary.
  • Some personality and conduct disorder in the individual other than arachnophobia can also cause it.

It is said that arachnophobia is more developed in some people than others but we all have to some extent by genetics.

Human DNA has been studied and it has been certified that it has developed a certain survival instinct towards insects such as spiders.


Studying about spiders will give you accurate information on how these animals behave, as well as knowing exactly what harm each species could do to you.


We know that this would be a very radical way to treat arachnophobia , radical therapists  have realized that spiders are not as hostile as we might think and that way the fear is lost a bit.

If you do not want to have direct contact to solve arachnophobia then you can see some photos or some videos about spiders.

Most spiders do not reach a large size, one of the largest is the Huntress spider that is present in Australia, as well as the tarantulas that are present around the world.

The best recommendation we can give people regarding spiders is that they respect the distance they may have with them so as not to suffer any type of bite.

As with other phobias , the biggest cure for this has to be the willpower of the patient who is suffering from this condition.

The psychologists and psychiatrists dedicated sessions and talks constantly to make therapy will progressively disappearing phobias are the first that could help you if you can not fix it with self – help.

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Alexa Clark specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She has experience in listening and welcoming in Individual Therapy and Couples Therapy. It meets demands such as generalized anxiety, professional, love and family conflicts, stress, depression, sexual dysfunction, grief, and adolescents from 15 years of age. Over the years, She felt the need to conduct the psychotherapy sessions with subtlety since She understands that the psychologist acts as a facilitator of self-understanding and self-acceptance, valuing each person's respect, uniqueness, and acceptance.

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