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Fear of spiders

Did you know that...

  • Children that experienced many stressful events during their childhood have a bigger chance of getting anxiety-related complaints.

  • Strangely enough, children that experienced hardly any stress also have a bigger chance of getting these complaints. It is best to experience some stress every now and then so that you can practise by doing things that may be a bit stressful or exciting for you (like going on a roller coaster) but do not frighten you (too) much.

  • Did you know that people who suffer from Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia are afraid of long words.

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This article is from the free online course:

Young People and Their Mental Health

University of Groningen