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Offline LongBlade

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Curing Spider Phobia
« on: May 22, 2012, 11:15:34 AM »
Martok, you might find this article interesting. Its says phobias can be overcome in as little as a couple of hours - but requires exposure to them in order to get past it - a tall order, I'm sure.

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Hauner told LiveScience she hopes people who have specific phobias, particularly of spiders, will realize that successful treatments are out there, and that their phobias can take just hours to cure (though some cases can take a couple weeks to cure, she noted). "It's still not easy. It involves being motivated to overcome your fear."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/22/spider-phobia-cured-with-2-hour-therapy

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Re: Curing Spider Phobia
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2012, 11:27:15 AM »
I can vouch for that. I was queasy around bugs (not really spiders) of all types until I moved to my house and had to deal with the f*ckers directly.
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Re: Curing Spider Phobia
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2012, 12:03:14 PM »
Martok, you might find this article interesting. Its says phobias can be overcome in as little as a couple of hours - but requires exposure to them in order to get past it - a tall order, I'm sure.

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Hauner told LiveScience she hopes people who have specific phobias, particularly of spiders, will realize that successful treatments are out there, and that their phobias can take just hours to cure (though some cases can take a couple weeks to cure, she noted). "It's still not easy. It involves being motivated to overcome your fear."

http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/05/22/spider-phobia-cured-with-2-hour-therapy

Now THERE's a therapy I will never take!
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Re: Curing Spider Phobia
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2012, 12:20:36 AM »
Thanks for the link LB; that was an informative article.  Not sure how...interested I am in overcoming my phobia (particularly if that's the prescribed treatment), but I take some comfort in that it can be overcome. 


I'm also curious now as to just how strong (or not) my phobia is:  While spiders do still instill a fairly strong "fight for flight" response in me, I can't say I'm bad as most of those people mentioned in the article.  I may be wary while entering a room that I know has a spider in it, but I don't think I've ever felt compelled to avoid it entirely (much less for days afterward). 


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