MAIL ONLINE: A cure for arachnophobia? Scientists create a 'control' technique to help people conquer their fear of spiders

Press / Media: Research

Release date: 10/4/2017

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If the thought of being near a spider terrifies you, there's good news.

Scientists have created a new 'control' technique to help conquer your fear. 

Researchers hope the technique can make a lasting difference to the distress and disruption phobias can have in people's lives.

And they say it's much more effective than facing your fears head-on. 

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TitleA cure for arachnophobia? Scientists create a 'control' technique to help people conquer their fear of spiders
Media name / outletMail Online
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date10/04/17
DescriptionIf the thought of being near a spider terrifies you, there's good news.

Scientists have created a new 'control' technique to help conquer your fear.

Researchers hope the technique can make a lasting difference to the distress and disruption phobias can have in people's lives.

And they say it's much more effective than facing your fears head-on.
URLwww.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4398406/Could-way-cure-spider-phobia.html
PersonsWarren Mansell

Keywords

  • phobias, arachnophobia, psychology, spiders, fear

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