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

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.

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

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.

Scientists Study Vicariously Unlearning Fears
2013-09-16 17:58:47

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.

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

A researcher has found that arachnophobia is just as common among experts who work with spiders as it is in the general public.

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

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.

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

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.

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,

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

Trypophobia is described 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.

2013-08-29 23:17:41

Online USA Doctors, virtual doctors present a new, innovative way of treating anxiety disorder.


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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