arachnophobia


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arachnophobia

[ə¦rak·nō′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of spiders.
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That is, a person with arachnophobia is encouraged, under controlled circumstances, to relax and face his fear, little by little.
Arachnophobia (1990) was true to its name and dealt with major characters with the said condition as well as a race of deadly spiders that go on a killing spree in a small American town.
The report said that Arachnophobia affects six per cent of the population and is one of the most common phobias in the world.
Schilling herself is now trying to help people afflicted with arachnophobia, overhauling their neural responses as they stare at a live tarantula.
Film buffs will recall the early scenes of Arachnophobia (fear of spiders) where the deadly arachnid crept into the coffin of one of its early victims and was flown back to the US.
The dedicated keeper spends four hours a day; four days a week, alone with the spiders in the special breeding facility - surprising as she confesses to having suffered from arachnophobia until her early 20s.
Sarah, 25, has suffered from arachnophobia since she was a child.
The fact that most of the 650 species of British spider are utterly harmless is neither here nor there, for arachnophobia is the commonest of all fears.
Arachnophobia (uh-RAK-no-FOH-be-uh): Fear of spiders.
The arachnophobia workshops are being trialled at Dudley Zoological Gardens Discovery Centre with the help of local spider experts.
Pet a scorpion, get scared by a scarab and overcome arachnophobia.
If you thought Arachnophobia was chilling a few years back, be ready for a far grislier encounter with spiders.