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2013-07-01 15:07:21

Anyone who's ever heard a Beethoven sonata or a Beatles song knows how powerfully sound can affect our emotions. But it can work the other way as well – our emotions can actually affect how we hear and process sound. When certain types of sounds become associated in our brains with strong emotions, hearing similar sounds can evoke those same feelings, even far removed from their original context. It's a phenomenon commonly seen in combat veterans suffering from...

2013-06-30 23:03:35

New hope for the over four million Americans suffering from panic attacks, according to the U.S- based National Institutes of Mental Health. About 5% of the adult North American population suffers from Anxiety and Panic Attacks - and the solution may be more obvious than we think. (PRWEB) June 30, 2013 Many researchers feel that even this number is a low estimate, because many people who experience panic attacks never receive the proper diagnosis and "live" with it, despite its...

2013-06-25 23:00:56

Cityscapes can wreak havoc on the brain (Marie Claire, September issue, pg. 346). They activate areas that are linked to stress and associated with anxiety. Pastoral landscapes on the other hand, trigger feelings of calm and relaxation. This is why therapist Dr. Bonnie Eaker Weil thinks fall is the perfect time to think seriously about mental health and get out in nature. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 Winter can be a dreary time, and city-dwellers might start feeling it more than others....

Researchers Don't Ask How You Feel, They Use Brain Activity Instead
2013-06-20 14:48:33

[ Watch the Video: Identifying Emotions Using Brain Activity ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Instead of asking someone how they feel, a group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon has found a way to identify a person's emotion based on brain activity, according to a new report in the journal PLoS ONE. Previous efforts to view emotions through brain imaging have been hampered by study participants' reluctance to report emotion or emotional responses that are not...

2013-06-15 23:03:09

Anxiety Child Program created by Rich Presta is a new course that gives people advanced strategies on how to control anxiety, and the information and resources to help their children overcome their anxiety. A full Anxiety Child Program review on the site Vkool.com indicates if the course is worth buying. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 15, 2013 Anxiety Child Program created by Rich Presta is a new childhood anxiety treatment course that gives people advanced strategies on how to control anxiety,...

2013-06-12 23:25:00

Spiritual Healer and Psychotherapist, Heather Hans reveals how to eradicate fear and lessen suffering in her upcoming teleseminar, “Revealing Yourself Skyrockets You to Love.” In her teleseminars, online TV show and private sessions, Hans teaches clients and subscribers how to heal their heart, mind, body and soul. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 In her upcoming healing seminar, “Revealing Yourself Skyrockets You to Love,” TV Show Host and Spiritual Healer Heather...

2013-06-12 23:24:35

How can patients survive the emotional toll of breast cancer? This new book tells you how! St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 12, 2013 Angelina Jolie just had a double mastectomy to avoid the danger and the emotional toll of dealing with breast cancer later in life. We spend so much time talking about the physical scar, but many times we ignore the emotional toll on many patients suffering in silence. This new book offers emotional support and hope to those suffering patients. It is written as an...

2013-06-10 23:04:55

Panic Attack Aid, the iPhone app which provides instant relief from panic attacks, is coming to Android phones very soon. UK (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Today, Panic Attack Aid announced the upcoming release of the Android version of its popular iPhone app. This revolutionary new application is designed to provide instant calming relief to sufferers of panic and anxiety attacks ℠on the go´. Panic Attack Aid will be available to purchase on Android phones for $4.99. A free...

2013-06-04 23:27:21

Instant Panic Relief penned by Alex Taylor is a newly updated program that teaches panic sufferers how to stop panic attacks naturally, quickly and easily. In a full Instant Panic Relief review, Tony Nguyen from the site Vkool.com indicates if the program is useful to panic sufferers. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Instant Panic Relief penned by Alex Taylor is a newly updated program that teaches panic sufferers how to stop panic attacks naturally, quickly and permanently without drugs...


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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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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