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2013-10-23 23:01:03

DailyGossip.org has released a review of the highly acclaimed guide Panic Away. The new manual written by Barry McDonagh, teaches people how to naturally stop panic attacks. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Barry McDonagh has been suffering from panic attacks and general anxiety for years, informs Daily Gossip magazine. After many failed attempts to treat his condition, McDonagh decided to take matter into his own hands and do some research on his own. This turned into years of...

Genetic Link Found Between Anxiety And Prosocial Behavior
2013-10-16 06:58:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person’s willingness to volunteer and help others could be influenced by a gene that also impacts his or her level of social anxiety, according to research published in September’s edition of the journal Social Neuroscience. The paper, which the authors believe is the first to describe this particular pathway, explained that prosocial behavior is related to the same gene that predisposes certain men and women to anxiety...

2013-10-14 23:00:33

DailyGossip.org reviews a new anxiety treatment. Developed by Barry Joe McDonagh, Panic Away is a natural, efficient treatment for panic attacks. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 14, 2013 According to the Panic Away review published by http://www.DailyGossip.org, this natural treatment is efficient in all cases, regardless of the severity of the panic attacks experienced by patients. Actually, Barry Joe McDonagh suffered from anxiety himself, so the researcher understands what patients...

2013-10-09 23:26:29

Mingyaa.com releases a Panic Away review examining Barry McDonagh’s popular Panic Away system which intends to bring relief from panic attacks and general anxiety attacks. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A Panic Away Review of Barry McDonagh’s Program examines whether this is a genuine method that will help people shake off the imprisonment of panic attacks. This program was designed with a goal of helping 1 million people to heal their panic and anxiety issues right from the sweaty palms...

2013-10-04 23:19:20

The School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) have jointly conducted a large-scale study on the family life, physical and emotional health of high school students. (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 The School of Nursing of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and Christian Family Service Centre (CFSC) have jointly conducted a large-scale study on the family life, physical and emotional health of high school students. The...

2013-09-29 23:04:29

Peter Loven, long time pilot and family man, has created an economical and effective way for people to treat their fear of flying, called Fly4Life. As a pilot, he’s spent years researching and talking to people with a fear of flying, and has used that information to create an app that helps to calm and inform nervous travelers. (PRWEB) September 29, 2013 Being an aircraft captain for the last 20 years, flying has become second nature to Peter Loven. He doesn’t start to panic as the...

People Who Experience Traumatic Events Tend To Spend Compulsively
2013-09-26 19:09:42

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, terrorist attacks lead materialistic people to look for comfort in their credit card. Researchers determined that when materialistic people experience traumatic events like a terrorist attack, it makes them more likely to spend compulsively. “When the going gets tough, the materialistic go shopping,” according to Ayalla Ruvio, assistant...

Smells Become Stinkier When Anxiety Takes Hold
2013-09-25 14:22:00

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists are increasingly showing that our mental state can change our perceptions of the world around us and a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed. "After anxiety induction, neutral smells become clearly negative," explained study author Wen Li, a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "People experiencing an...

Some Fears May Be Eliminated Just By Going To Sleep
2013-09-23 09:25:43

[ Watch the Video: Never Fear! Just Sleep On It! ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research has shown some fears could be unlearned while a person sleeps. Using specific odors, such as woody or floral scents, scientists were able to reduce the reactions of subjects who were trained to fear a pair of faces prior to the study. Going forward, the researchers say this new technique could be used to treat people who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder...

Mice Aren't Scaredy-Cats When Infected By Toxoplasma
2013-09-19 13:05:53

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the parasite Toxoplasma gondii has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats. The fearless mice are a boon to both cats, which get an easy meal, and the parasite, which gets access to the cat's intestinal track – the only place the parasite can sexually reproduce. According to a new University of California,...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'