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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...

2013-08-09 23:00:23

DailyGossip.org reviews one of the most efficient anxiety treatments on the market: the Linden Method. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 09, 2013 According to the Linden Method review published by Daily Gossip on August 10, the system eliminates all anxiety symptoms, improving lifestyle. This functional method of treating anxiety was developed by Charles Linden. http://www.DailyGossip.org writes that this treatment is 100 percent natural. There are no drugs or therapies needed to cure...

2013-08-07 23:22:02

Relief from anxiety, stress, phobias and public speaking angst is discussed today on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio with 20 Tools for Overcoming Anxieties and Fears. Available at blogtalkradio.com/dr-carol-francis2012/10/08/anxiety-fear-social-phobia-fear-of-public-speaking-shy Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Nothing stops people from progressing in life more quickly than anxiety, fear, social fears, fear of speaking in public, socializing in groups, or the overwhelming feelings of...

Human Genes React Positively To Happiness
2013-07-30 09:45:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's long been suggested by motivational speakers and proponents of alternative medicine alike that simply thinking positively and doing good for others could have a dramatic effect on mind, body and soul. Now research teams from UCLA and the University of North Carolina (UNC) say there may be tangible, physical proof human cells really do react positively to happiness and a benevolent spirit. According to the research, people who...

2013-07-22 23:20:25

As the nation recovers from the recent devastation caused by severe weather, mental health professionals are assessing how children respond to disasters. UBH Denton, psychiatric hospital, weighs in on the effect violent weather can have on children. Denton, Texas (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 According to University Behavioral Health Denton, or UBH Denton, natural disasters can have a heavy impact on a child’s mental state. In terms of violent weather, UBH notes that these events can bring up...

2013-07-17 23:24:39

New book follows the practical guide to overcoming conditions such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks and other anxiety-related phobias. Palmerston North, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 For fifteen years, author Shaun Grant suffered from general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, and agoraphobia. Today, he is completely healed. How did he do it? His new publication, Attack Panic, reveals his secret in overcoming anxiety conditions. Helping others to heal is the greatest gift that he...


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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