Latest Fear Stories
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
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.
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.
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 has found that people in a state of anxiety rate neutral smells lower than when they are relaxed.
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.
Known to cause spontaneous abortions in pregnant women or death in immune-compromised patients, the Toxoplasma parasite has an even stranger effect in mice – it takes away their fear of cats.
Whether it’s a fear of spiders or clowns, phobias can be difficult to overcome. However, new research has revealed that seeing someone else can help to reduce these conditioned fear responses and keep them from resurfacing later on.
A researcher has found that arachnophobia is just as common among experts who work with spiders as it is in the general public.
“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
Panic Puzzle Program created by Cheryl Lane and Rich Presta is a newly updated program that teaches people how to manage panic attacks quickly.
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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