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Two psychologists recently demonstrated that a sense of fear and impending danger can change our spatial perception of an approaching object.
Panic and anxiety disorders affect millions of Americans each and every day.
A brain pathway that is stimulated by traumatic or fearful experiences can be disrupted by two compounds that show promise for preventing post-traumatic stress disorder.
Among the most popular questions addressed in online communication research is the extent to which Internet use leads to undesirable psychosocial outcomes such as depression and loneliness.
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College recently discovered that fear is difficult for teenagers to remove, as they may feel a strong sense of threat even when the danger is gone.
Emotional memories can be erased shortly after they are formed through behavioral intervention alone, without the aid of medications.
Cityscapes can wreak havoc on the brain (Marie Claire, September issue, pg. 346). They activate areas that are linked to stress and associated with anxiety.
If crows ever freaked you out before, then you’re in for a whole new set of chill bumps. New research indicates that crows are able to recognize faces and associate them with feelings.
A new study suggests that expressing your feelings and fears in times of anxiety and stress may actually help you through these times and confront your fears.
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 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, 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 (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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