The fear of snakes is called Ophidiophobia and it is a situation whereby one is afraid or scared of snakes whether death or alive.When intense, this fear might lead to heart attack thereby resulting into death. The fear of snake is the second largest Phobia in the world, it is estimated that for every three adult, at least one of them is scared of snake. So being afraid of snake is not peculiar to you alone, several other people are afraid of snakes.
Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a particular type of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. Fear of snakes is sometimes called by a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles and/or amphibians. The word comes from the Greek words “ophis” (ὄφις) which refers to snake and “phobia” (φοβία) meaning fear. It is one of the most common phobia
Causes of The Fear of Snakes
snake as always been transferred from One generation to another up to the Present moment.
with a snake or that they witness. But what most people don’t know is that not all snakes are dangerous, some are harmless to humans.
Symptoms of Ophidiophobia-The Fear of Snakes
Cure For The Fear of Snakes
of the ways in which one can overcome the fear of snakes.
behind the fear of snakes. The patient is made to write down thoughts as to why one fears snakes. These include thoughts like: “snakes are slimy”, “they are dangerous and have the ability to kill humans” and so on. Writing down these thoughts can help the ophidiophobic identify patterns leading to fear, anxiety and stress. The patients also learn to replace their negative associations with positive beliefs. This, in turn, can help decrease the fear of snakes.