ophidiophobia

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ophidiophobia

[ä¦fid·ē·ō′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of snakes.
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An anxiety of harmful animals or things is a natural protection mechanism that warms human beings of potential danger, for example, fear of snakes.
When discussing examples like the fear of heights (acrophobia), fear of darkness (nyctophobia), or fear of snakes (ophidiophobia), the author explains how these phobias grow out of useful fears with evolutionary bases.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Director of Penn's Child/Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania, & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe) -- this webinar will discuss how specific phobias such as fear of snakes, heights and medical procedures are among the most common mental health issues, and that they are associated with significant anxiety and avoidance that can cause functional impairment.
Work at the Patna district registry office under the Registration, Excise and Prohibition department has come to a standstill because of the all- pervasive fear of snakes.
The development of this paradigm stemmed in part from the observation that wild but not laboratory-reared rhesus monkeys exhibited an intense phobic-like fear of snakes (Joslin, Fletcher, & Emlen, 1964).
And if you have a real fear of snakes, don't go near the woods
The bad news is that they might already be highly attentive of things like snakes and spiders in their environments, and this heightened attention might make them vulnerable to learning a fear of snakes and spiders very quickly.
Where fear of snakes and flying creatures move in deep,
Naser and Ali knowibg her fear of snakes, asked the Captain to place a python in front of her to her distress
The RSPCA said the quaking man had a genuine fear of snakes so was too petri-fied to get close enough to have a proper look at the reptile.
Even the few, brave readers who suffer from a fear of snakes were amazed by the beauty of these photos--that is, until they came across the photo supposedly showing a person being eaten by a giant reticulated python.
My fear of snakes ended in 10 minutes," says Ramy Rajeh, a 25-year-old Lebanese working for an advertising firm in Qatar, who claims he vanquished his serpent phobia three years ago thanks to on-the-spot mental exercises given by Beirut-based life coach and NLP practitioner Johnny Ghoul.