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2014-03-05 10:55:05

Amid times of crisis, citizens often turn to social media as a method to share information, make observations and vent. But as a Georgia Tech professor’s research into social media use amid the Mexican drug war shows, posts can reveal growing numbness, or desensitization, during times of protracted violence and stress. Munmun De Choudhury, formerly of Microsoft Research and now an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, led the research.  Her team’s...

2014-02-16 23:00:41

Shane Michaels releases a review of Ultimate Anxiety Solution, a blueprint for maximum anxiety and stress relief by Dr. Frank Lawlis and Gregori Palumbo. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 Ultimate Anxiety Solution, a powerful series of techniques that provide the highest levels of clinical relaxation and stress relief, created by relaxation experts Dr. Frank Lawlis and Gregori Palumbo has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting and investigative review. “This guide is...

Phobia Therapy Ineffective For People With Negative Attitudes
2013-02-27 06:14:02

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Putting aside pop-psychology adages that claim the contrary, simply confronting our fears isn´t always the most effective way of defeating them. Instead, researchers now say that to gain lasting freedom from our deep-seated phobias, we have to change our attitudes towards the objects and experiences in which those fears are rooted. A team of Ohio State University psychologists recently found that among two groups of...

The concept of fear is universal and is a strong adaptive trait that helps in the continuation of a species. Fear, as you may know, is not limited to the human experience.
2013-02-20 18:47:31

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The concept of fear is universal and is a strong adaptive trait that helps in the continuation of a species. Fear, as you may know, is not limited to the human experience. And a new study shines a light on the fear response of dogs when presented with auditory stimuli. However, there are several forms of fear to address when observing a companion animal. Typically, fear is the result of an instinctual feeling of apprehension...

2013-02-12 14:48:59

Scopolamine is an anticholinergic drug with many uses. For example, it prevents nausea, vomiting, and motion sickness. However, scopolamine is re-emerging as an antidepressant, with recent studies showing that scopolamine can rapidly improve mood in depressed patients. In addition, in a new study published in Biological Psychiatry this month by Dr. Moriel Zelikowsky and colleagues at the University of California, Los Angeles, it may also be a possible treatment for anxiety disorders....

2011-09-07 07:00:00

Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom, an audio treatment program for child anxiety, receives praise from blogger and mother of 3 children, Su Penn. Turnaround got the attention of Su when she purchased the program to help her son with anxiety. She was so pleased with the results she saw in her son, and the parental guidance it gave her, that she felt compelled to write about it. âœIt has been such a gift to our family! " To read the entire independent review, visit...

2011-02-23 00:00:42

Stress research has been a popular area of study for over a century. Recently one researcher has taken steps to make research-based stress reduction and relaxation techniques available electronically. Daytona Beach, Florida (PRWEB) February 21, 2011 Stress can have devastating effects our lives. It can take away from our mental and physical health, harm our relationships with loved ones, and lower our performance and productivity at work. Stress research has been a popular area of study for...

2010-01-14 20:27:32

Mice and humans with same human gene abnormality behave similarly according to study in journal Science Studying animals in behavioral experiments has been a cornerstone of psychological research, but whether the observations are relevant for human behavior has been unclear. Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have identified an alteration to the DNA of a gene that imparts similar anxiety-related behavior in both humans and mice, demonstrating that laboratory animals can be accurately...

2007-10-28 03:00:14

By Anonymous Excerpted from the book, Teaching Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting: A Childbirth Educator's Perspective written by Marcy White (available for purchase from the ICEA Bookcenter). Childbirth educators can teach relaxation knowing that it has a well- established research base with many uses, not only for childbearing, but for general health care as well. There is considerable research to document the benefits of relaxation in reducing hypertension, insomnia, anxiety, stress, and...


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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...

Murophobia
2013-12-24 09:46:56

Murophobia or the fear of mice and rats is one of the most common specific phobias. Occasionally it is referred to as musophobia or as suriphobia. Dr. Genna Crosser is considered to be the first to have witnessed a patient with this disorder. She later suffered from the phobia that she studied. The phobia, as an unreasonable and disproportionate fear, is distinct from reasonable concern about mice and rats contaminating food supplies, which has been universal to all places, time, and...

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