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Blink Test Shows How Personal Space Is Affected By Anxiety
2013-08-29 05:23:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has personal space, that bubble around our bodies that we don’t like invaded. This space is known by scientists as “peripersonal space.” Previously, researchers have considered that peripersonal space has a gradual boundary. New research from University College London (UCL), however, has given physical limits to the relationship between anxiety and personal space. The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience,...

Girls Math Anxiety Not Real
2013-08-27 11:50:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While young girls and boys perform equally well on math tests, previous research has shown girls report being more anxious about the subject compared to their male peers. However, new research published in the journal Psychological Science found girls are not actually experiencing the anxiety surrounding math they say they are. According to study researchers, previous studies were faulted because they asked to describe perceptions of...

Controlling Your Emotions May Be Difficult Even Under Mild Stress
2013-08-27 08:45:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of neuroscientists from New York University (NYU) has found even mild stress can foil therapeutic measures to control emotions. The findings point to the limits of clinical techniques, while at the same time illuminating the barriers that must be overcome in addressing afflictions such as fear or anxiety. "We have long suspected that stress can impair our ability to control our emotions, but this is the first study to document...

Wolf Howls Based On Social Connections
2013-08-23 04:36:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The howl of a wolf can be one of the most haunting and mysterious sounds of the forest. While scientists aren’t exactly sure why the animals howl, a new study suggests that the reason has something to do with social relationships within a pack. In a recently published report in the journal Current Biology, a team of European researchers described how when a wolf leaves a pack, its pack-mates will howl based on the quality of their...

2013-08-15 21:02:47

Scientists question why some suffer and others are better able to cope New research at Rutgers University may help shed light on how and why nervous system changes occur and what causes some people to suffer from life-threatening anxiety disorders while others are better able to cope. Maureen Barr, a professor in the Department of Genetics, and a team of researchers, found that the architectural structure of the six sensory brain cells in the roundworm, responsible for receiving...

2013-08-14 23:21:41

Water and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne Interviews Alternative Medicine Practitioner Effie Chow, PhD. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 14, 2013 Most doctors agree that disease can be caused by bacteria viruses, genetics, lifestyle choices, the environment and many other factors. Health educators and practitioners Sharon Kleyne and Effie Chow, PhD, recently suggested that two resistance-lowering “triggers” that underlie nearly all diseases are drinking too little water and failure to...

2013-08-13 23:24:58

Award of a $1.3 Million Dollar Grant for Saliva Stress Test Development Vancouver, WA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Oasis Diagnostics® Corporation, a leader in the development and commercialization of oral sample collection systems for nucleic acids, proteins and small molecules for laboratory and point-of-care applications, has secured Phase II Federal funding to complete the development of its rapid, fully quantitative stress test that detects levels of the hormone cortisol in saliva,...

2013-08-13 23:24:35

Returning back to school can yield a wide range of emotions for children. Dreams Cloud, the premier resource for dreams and dreaming, shares insight to these common themes and offers tips for parents on how to help children handle these insecurities. Sterling, VA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 The first day of school is right around the corner, and while back to school season is a parent’s dream come true, it can also be a child’s worst nightmare—literally. True to form, the first day of...

2013-08-13 23:23:25

HealthForumOnline (HFO) has recently updated Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI): Implications for Behavioral Health, one of over 80 online CE courses available in HFO’s library of nationally-approved online CE courses for mental health professionals. Described as “mind-body medicine”, this online CE course explores the science of PNI, focusing on the bidirectional relationship with the nervous system, endocrine system, and immune system; clinical applications for PNI; and the implications...

Anxiety Disorder Linked To Childhood Abdominal Pain
2013-08-12 13:48:59

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee found that children who experience abdominal pain are more likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder. Publishing their findings in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers suggest that parents may want to have their children evaluated for a psychological disorder if they are having chronic, unexplained stomach pains. The researchers also found that just over half of kids with stomach...


Latest Anxiety Reference Libraries

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'