NEW YORK — The fear of snakes is not just a New York sport.
It’s also an anxiety disorder, a condition that affects more than 2 million people worldwide, according to a new study.
“Totally crazy,” said Dr. David F. Miller, a psychologist at the University of Texas Health Science Center.
Miller, a specialist in panic disorder, said it’s easy to imagine people living in a world filled with snakes and spiders.
He says fear of a venomous snake or spider is the first thing most people think about, and he attributes that to the fear of the unknown.
“There’s a certain sort of fear that comes from seeing something that you don’t know,” Miller said.
“It’s a really basic fear.
We have to figure out what’s going to happen and we have to get through that fear.””
There are a lot of people who have this fear and it’s actually very well known,” Miller added.”
The most commonly reported symptom of snake or spiders is a feeling of apprehension or apprehension, which is a kind of discomfort that occurs when you’re in a situation that you’re not used to.”
Miller’s research focuses on panic disorder.
Anxiety disorders are often characterized by avoidance and avoidance of new situations, and Miller said that the symptoms of fear of spiders are the same.
“People who have these phobias are more likely to have those symptoms,” he said.
“People who don’t have these fears are more apt to have fear of people.”
According to Miller, fear of being caught by a spider or a snake is a form of fear.
He’s not the only one to attribute the symptoms to fear.
“I think fear is a part of it,” he added.
“Fear of spiders and snakes is a natural part of being human.”
Miller said he believes that fear of those fears is a way to keep people safe and to reduce stress.
“You want to prevent yourself from going through a situation and having to think about something that’s not so very pleasant,” he explained.
“If you don�t think about it, you don��t react.
Fear of snakes or spiders helps people to avoid situations that they might have trouble thinking about.”
Miller says that he�s seen this in his practice, and it has helped him to treat people with panic disorder who are afraid of snakes and spider bites.
“Some people with fear of spider or snake bites have been able to cope with it because they can have a sense of safety,” Miller explained.
“So when they are feeling afraid, they feel safer.”
Miller�s research has been published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology and was funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.