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Experts Afraid Of Spiders
2013-09-16 13:16:58

[ Watch the Video: Entomologists With Arachnophobia? ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is understandable in the typical person. However, University of California, Riverside professor Richard Vetter recently looked into the prevalence of this phobia in entomologists – men and women who work with bugs on a daily basis. According to a report of Vetter's study published in American Entomologist, a survey of 41 self-described...

2013-09-11 23:27:07

“The Shyness And Social Anxiety System” created by Sean Cooper is a newly updated book that reveals to people an exclusive social phobia treatment, and advanced methods to eliminate their anxiety, self-doubt, nervousness, fear and insecurities. A full “The Shyness And Social Anxiety System” overview on the site Vkoolelite indicates if the book is worth buying. (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 “The Shyness And Social Anxiety System” penned by Sean Cooper is the latest book that helps...

2013-09-10 23:30:07

Panic Puzzle Program created by Cheryl Lane and Rich Presta is a newly updated program that teaches people how to manage panic attacks quickly. A full Panic Puzzle Program overview on the site Vinamy.com indicates if the program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 Panic Puzzle Program designed by Cheryl Lane and Rich Presta is a newly updated program that provides people with an exclusive social anxiety disorder treatment method. After Cheryl Lane and Rich Presta...

Back To School: Anxious Parents Make For Anxious Children
2013-09-10 04:54:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Parents – if your children appear to have back to school jitters on their first week back in the classroom, it may be your fault, according to researchers from the Université de Montréal. Richard Tremblay, a professor emeritus at the university who specializes in childhood psychology and psychiatry, explained that children who seem agitated or withdrawn after returning to school may not be the result of their own concerns over...

2013-09-09 23:24:55

Trails Carolina wilderness therapy program encourages students struggling with school refusal and school anxiety to see the classroom in a new light. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) September 09, 2013 Summer is over and school refusal and school anxiety issues follow. The close of summer brings the beginning of a new school year for millions of students across the country. While uncertainty about the new school year and disappointment about the end of summer are common, for some students the fear...

Fear Of Holes Evolutionary Origins
2013-09-03 09:31:04

[ Watch the Video: Watch Out For Holes, You May Have Trypophobia ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it’s a widely recognized condition online, it has yet to be officially recognized by medical officials. Trypophobia is described by psychologists Geoff Cole and Arnold Wilkins as the fear of small clusters of holes, such as those seen in pods of lotus flowers, milk foam bubbles on a latte, or the spots on a frog’s back. According to those who report having...

2013-08-29 23:17:41

Online USA Doctors, virtual doctors present a new, innovative way of treating anxiety disorder. Virtual medicine provides inventive solution to common and costly disease of anxiety disorder. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Online USA Doctors, the only virtual doctors offering nationwide telemedicine service present a new, innovative way of treating anxiety disorder by researching thoroughly causes that can cause anxiety outside of traditional treatments of prescribing anti...

Blink Test Shows How Personal Space Is Affected By Anxiety
2013-08-29 05:23:58

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone has personal space, that bubble around our bodies that we don’t like invaded. This space is known by scientists as “peripersonal space.” Previously, researchers have considered that peripersonal space has a gradual boundary. New research from University College London (UCL), however, has given physical limits to the relationship between anxiety and personal space. The findings, published in The Journal of Neuroscience,...

Girls Math Anxiety Not Real
2013-08-27 11:50:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While young girls and boys perform equally well on math tests, previous research has shown girls report being more anxious about the subject compared to their male peers. However, new research published in the journal Psychological Science found girls are not actually experiencing the anxiety surrounding math they say they are. According to study researchers, previous studies were faulted because they asked to describe perceptions of...

Controlling Your Emotions May Be Difficult Even Under Mild Stress
2013-08-27 08:45:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of neuroscientists from New York University (NYU) has found even mild stress can foil therapeutic measures to control emotions. The findings point to the limits of clinical techniques, while at the same time illuminating the barriers that must be overcome in addressing afflictions such as fear or anxiety. "We have long suspected that stress can impair our ability to control our emotions, but this is the first study to document...

Latest Fear Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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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