Put an immediate end to your fear of insects ( insectophobia ). Just thinking about bugs makes me uneasy and nauseated. my friend once lightly joked that there was a spider in my hair and I had a full-on panic attack, I started crying and screaming hard, my heart was beating fast and I was shaking!
this also happened when I saw a moth in my room. I couldn’t go in there for days. and after I knew it was gone I went to extreme measures to make sure there were no more and that no more would get in, I blocked the under of the door with a blanket.
I realize this sounds silly but I cannot help it. i want to just be able to laugh about bugs and think that it’s no big deal if one is around, I can’t be within 5 feet of any bug.
but the only bugs I am not that afraid of are house flies and worms, the rest I cannot handle. at all.
What are the causes?
It is generally accepted that phobias arise from a combination of external events (i.e. traumatic events) and internal predispositions (i.e. heredity or genetics). Many specific phobias can be traced back to a specific triggering event, usually a traumatic experience at an early age. Social phobias and agoraphobia have more complex causes that are not entirely known at this time. It is believed that heredity, genetics, and brain chemistry combine with life-experiences to play a major role in the development of phobias. (Wikipedia – phobia).
What are the symptoms of insectophobia ( fear of insects )
As with any phobia, the symptoms vary by person depending on their level of fear. The symptoms typically include extreme anxiety, dread and anything associated with panic such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, excessive sweating, nausea, dry mouth, nausea, inability to articulate words or sentences, dry mouth and shaking.