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How Does The Brain Process Fear?
2013-02-05 04:55:00

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Iowa (UI) recently found the amygdala, an almond-shaped area of the brain, is not the only part of the brain managing fear; other regions, such as the brainstem, the insular cortex and the diencephalon, also play a role. “This research says panic, or intense fear, is induced somewhere outside of the amygdala,” explained the senior author of the study John Wemmie, who serves as an...

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...

Neuroscientists Locate Fear Memory In The Amygdala
2013-01-29 04:47:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A noise in the dark, a rustle in the undergrowth; these are sounds likely to make an animal or a person stop sharply and be still, anticipating a predator. Freezing is part of the natural fear response, a reaction to a stimulus in the environment and part of how the brain decides whether to be afraid of it. A new study released by a neuroscience group at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) examines how fear responses are learned,...

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...

2012-12-12 12:23:28

When we´re faced with things that seem threatening, whether it´s a hairy spider or an angry mob, our goal is usually to get as far away as we can. Now, new research suggests that our visual perception may actually be biased in ways that help motivate us to get out of harm´s way. Our bodies help us respond to threats by engaging our fight-or-flight response and enabling us to act quickly: Our heart rate and blood pressure ramp up, and we produce more of the stress hormone...

When Anger And Anxiety Meet
2012-12-05 05:19:44

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A Concordia University led study reveals that for millions of individuals around the globe suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), anger is more than just a powerful emotion. Anger is an agent that exacerbates their illness. Sonya Deschenes investigated the correlation between GAD and anger after conducting a literature review for her PhD research. She noticed that while some of the studies showed that anger and anxiety...

2012-12-03 05:02:00

ByeByePanicAttacks.com will be hosting free webinars with top experts to anyone interested in learning how to overcome panic attacks. These ground-breaking techniques are one-of-a-kind and shouldn't be missed. (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 While panic attacks can make the sufferer fear or sense the feelings of dying, inevitable doom, “going crazy,” or losing control of themselves, these feelings can be controlled and alleviated. ByeByePanicAttacks.com has just opened a rare...

Social Anxiety Or Shyness
2012-11-19 20:11:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A paper published in the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics looks into where to draw the line between social anxiety and just being shy. Many experts have separate opinions over whether someone suffers from shyness and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The team decided to explore the mental disorder, as well as treatment options and its impact on daily life. "There are many differing opinions about social anxiety disorder and the...


Latest Fear Reference Libraries

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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