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How Plant Communities Handle Stress
2013-01-31 15:01:30

Brown University Ecology is rife with predation, competition, and other dramatic “negative interactions,” but those alone do not determine the course life on Earth. Organisms sometimes benefit each other, too, and according to the Stress Gradient Hypothesis, their “positive interactions” become measurably more influential when ecosystems become threatened by conditions such as drought. Ecologists have argued about the hypothesis ever since Brown University ecologist...

2013-01-30 23:01:19

Depression and anxiety are misunderstood. Abby Gardiner, M.A., Writer/Founder of stressbubbles.com begins a new series on her website to explain, through daily life challenges and humour, how she and others cope with, perceive, and manage mental health ailments. London, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) January 30, 2013 Most people think they know what the words depression and anxiety mean. Most people get the blues from time to time; it's a common health complaint. Depression, in its serious...

2013-01-30 12:59:07

Young elite players at professional soccer clubs are at risk of burnout before they leave school because of the perfectionist standards they feel coaches, parents and team members demand of them, according to a new study. Dr Andrew Hill, lecturer in sports and exercise science in the University of Leeds' School of Biomedical Sciences, said some youngsters are showing signs of chronic stress, exhaustion, and disillusion with their sport at a young age. Researchers studied the...

2013-01-29 12:45:47

"Coming out is no longer a matter of popular debate but a matter of public health," says lead author Robert-Paul Juster Lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGBs) who are out to others have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, and burnout, according to researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at Louis H. Lafontaine Hospital, affiliated with the University of Montreal. Cortisol is a stress hormone in our body. When chronically strained,...

2013-01-29 12:24:51

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The results of a recent outcome study held at Rogers Memorial Hospital have been published by Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group in its journal - Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. Pulled from data for patients admitted to Rogers' Eating Disorder Center (EDC) from 2006-2011, the research indicates that simultaneous treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and eating disorders can be more effective with a multi-modal approach....

2013-01-27 23:02:22

Dr Garber's Natural Solutions®, http://www.drgarbers.com, is pleased to announce that their condition specific remedies including anxiety, sleep and depression are now available in Seattle, WA. Represented by Brandstorm HBC, Los Angeles CA, the unique biotherapy formulas will be sold through Metropolitan Market at their Uptown Store, located at 100 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2013 Dr Garber's Natural Solutions® is pleased to announce that...

2013-01-23 23:04:00

Helping readers address, cope with (and find a place to laugh about) the drama in their lives, stressbubbles.com Founder/Writer Abby Gardiner, M.A., with honesty and humour minces no words about what she has learned from life-long trials with anxiety and depression. London, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) January 23, 2013 Stress can lead to chronic illnesses. Chronic illnesses can kill. Most people ignore anxiety and don´t know how to cope with it. The “have a hot bath, take a vacation,...

2013-01-15 10:52:58

EPFL scientists find evidence that psychological wounds inflicted when young leave lasting biological traces–and a predisposition toward violence later in life It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet a direct link between such early trauma and neurological changes has been difficult to find, until now....

2013-01-07 04:22:40

LONDON, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Although Christmas is a time when lots of people look forward to spending time with the family and with loved ones, others are put under considerable stress by the holiday season. The team at Relationship.com [http://www.relationship.com ] is one of a number of expert bodies keen to make sure people seek the right help and advice when it comes to coping with Christmas. Christmas can be an extremely emotional time of the year and...

2013-01-03 12:24:19

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hearty comfort foods are always popular during the winter months. They may be delicious, but not always the healthiest to eat. The "Comfort Your Heart" Recipe Collection from CanolaInfo showcases how to make these foods heart-healthy with simple ingredient changes and healthier cooking techniques. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...


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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