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Overcome Stage Fright Just By Thinking About It
2013-04-09 17:47:23

[ Watch the Video: Stage Fright Can Be Your Friend ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rewiring how you think about public speaking may be the key to overcoming your fear of it, according to research published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers found learning to rethink the way you see your shaky hands, pounding heart and sweaty palms can help you perform better mentally and physically. Encouraging yourself to reframe the meaning behind these...

2013-04-08 23:00:56

Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions http://www.drgarbers.com, condition specific remedies including anxiety, depression and sleep are now being sold at Lassen's Natural Foods and Vitamins located at 2857 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd in Thousand Oaks, CA. Consumers find that combining the sleep, anxiety and depression formulas help to create a powerful mood support with no known side effects. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Dr. Garber's Natural Solutions® is pleased to announce that their...

2013-04-05 23:00:38

Prime Stress is the latest program developed by Scott Sonnon, who promises to teach people how to get rid of stress quickly. A full Prime Stress review in a series of health reviews on the site Health Review Center indicates if the program is helpful for people to use. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) April 05, 2013 Prime Stress is a newly updated program written by Scott Sonnon, who claims to teach people how to get rid of stress quickly. This is a revolutionary system that explains the impact of...

2013-04-04 15:59:07

Pet therapy can help patients cope with the pain, stress, and emotional effects of a serious illness, but access to a companion animal is not always possible. Robotic animals may offer the same benefits, as explored in a fascinating study presented in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free online on the Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking website. Sandra Okita, PhD,...

Daily Stresses Linked With Long-Term Mental Illness
2013-04-03 08:54:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once famously said “that which does not kill us makes us stronger.” However, new research suggests that the stresses of day-to-day life can take a toll on a person´s long-term mental health. Using data from a pair of national surveys, University of California, Irvine psychological scientist Susan Charles and colleagues set out to examine the relationship between daily...

The Monkey In The Middle Found To Have The Most Stress
2013-04-02 16:00:56

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Here´s a story which certainly won´t make anyone in middle management feel better about their jobs. According to a new study about the behavior of monkeys, those who find themselves in the middle of the pecking order, like middle managers, face more stress during their day. Researchers from Liverpool´s Institute of Integrative Biology, Chester Zoo and The University of Manchester conducted the study which has...

Stress Hormones Lowered Through Mindfulness Meditation
2013-03-29 05:37:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by researchers with the Shamatha Project at the University of California, Davis suggests that focusing on the present rather than allowing the mind to drift may help lower levels of stress hormones. Focusing your mind and mental resources on immediate experience is an aspect of mindfulness that can be improved by meditation training. "This is the first study to show a direct relation between resting cortisol and...

Angry Arguments At Home Can Influence A Baby’s Brain Function
2013-03-26 08:19:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Parents have long known that the tone of their voice affects a baby's mood, but a new study from the University of Oregon shows that a baby's exposure to parental arguments is associated with the way the infant's brain processes stress and emotions. The study revealed that infants respond to an angry tone of voice, even when they are asleep. The findings of the study were published in a recent issue of Psychological Science....

2013-03-20 15:55:46

Some 2-year-olds whose moms used methamphetamine during pregnancy may have an abnormal response to stressful situations, according to a study in the May issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers saw the altered response in toddlers who were exposed to meth in the womb and who currently had signs of strife in their lives–such as a mom who drank heavily or had depression or other mental health symptoms. Specifically, the children's levels of the stress hormone...

2013-03-14 17:13:28

Understanding the molecular underpinnings of an ancient Chinese therapy's success could increase its acceptance by mainstream medicine While acupuncture is used widely to treat chronic stress, the mechanism of action leading to reported health benefits are not understood. In a series of studies at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC), researchers are demonstrating how acupuncture can significantly reduce the stress hormone response in an animal model of chronic stress. The latest...


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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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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