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2013-05-14 23:32:02

Instant Panic Relief developed by Alex Taylor is the latest panic attack treatment system, which covers guides on how to stop panic instantly and easily. A full Instant Panic Relief review on the site HealthReviewCenter.com reveals if the system is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Instant Panic Relief developed by Alex Taylor is a new panic attack treatment system, which covers guides on how to stop general anxiety and panic attacks instantly and easily, and how to get a...

Anxiety Influenced By How We View Our Problems
2013-05-13 09:47:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Illinois suggests that how a person reacts to good or bad times can determine how and even if they will suffer from anxiety. According to the study, which appears in the journal Emotion, the researchers examined data from a series of questionnaires taken by some 180 people. Participants were asked about how they manage their emotions and how anxious they feel...

2013-05-11 23:00:57

Doctor combats fear through psychology and spirituality. Houston, TX (PRWEB) May 11, 2013 A staggering 90 percent of people´s fears are considered to be ℠insignificant issues´ which still affect daily living, reports The National Institute of Mental Health. Fear can result in compulsive behaviors including eating, shopping, exercising and cleaning. Fears are also correlated with addictive patterns such as alcohol and other drug use. Unresolved and unaddressed fears can...

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...

2013-04-07 23:00:14

Fear is actually the product of a reconsolidated memory, which can enhance the trauma of what is possibly a value-neutral experience or event. This was the conclusion of a recent study showing the possibility of erasing a fear by reconditioning the memory of it, eReflect says. New York City, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2013 Not all memories are pleasant ones. There are many times when people might want to have something like a memory-erasing pill that they could take to forget an unpleasant event....

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,...

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...


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Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

Ophidiophobia
2013-12-24 09:20:10

Ophidiophobia or ophiophobia is a particular form of specific phobia, the abnormal fear of snakes. Fear of snakes is occasionally referred to as a more general term, herpetophobia, fear of reptiles and/or amphibians. The word comes from the Greek ophis, which is in reference to snakes and phobia, meaning fear. Numerous symptoms are common among ophidiophobes including a feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when thinking about or are exposed to snakes, the feeling that you must do everything...

Acrophobia
2013-10-21 09:15:37

Acrophobia, derived from the Greek: ákron, meaning "peak, summit, edge”, is an intense, irrational fear of heights. This is a somewhat common fear; between 2 and 5 percent of the general population suffer from a fear of heights, and twice the number of sufferers are female. Like most phobias, Acrophobia is generally attributed to a traumatic incident involving heights; however, recent studies have questioned this theory, due to the prevalence of this phobia. Some studies have suggested...

Generalized Anxiety Disorder
2013-07-25 15:07:54

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder with worry about normal, everyday situations such as finance, health and wellbeing in relationships (personal and work related) all lasting longer than six months. Symptoms The symptoms of GAD can include but are not limited to difficulty swallowing, rashes, shortness of breath, fidgeting, headaches, tension, nausea, etc. In order for GAD to be ruled as present, the symptoms and feelings must be experiences for at least six...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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