Arachnophobia

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What is arachnophobia?

Arachnophobia is an abnormal and persistent fear of spiders.

Common symptoms reported by people with arachnophobia

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with arachnophobia

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
panic attacks (1)

Data from patients with arachnophobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with arachnophobia

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for panic attacks (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
panic attacks (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with arachnophobia, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has arachnophobia on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 3
50s 2
60s 0
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 7

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from arachnophobia patients who have completed their condition history
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