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Depression And Anxiety Linked To Media Overuse
2012-12-04 20:16:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Technology offers the promise to make life easier. This has been the promise for years, but according to research released this week, some technology could actually be impacting the health of its users, especially when used in excess. On Tuesday, researchers at Michigan State University released the findings of a study that suggested using multiple forms of media at the same time — such as playing a computer game while...

2012-12-03 05:02:00

ByeByePanicAttacks.com will be hosting free webinars with top experts to anyone interested in learning how to overcome panic attacks. These ground-breaking techniques are one-of-a-kind and shouldn't be missed. (PRWEB) December 02, 2012 While panic attacks can make the sufferer fear or sense the feelings of dying, inevitable doom, “going crazy,” or losing control of themselves, these feelings can be controlled and alleviated. ByeByePanicAttacks.com has just opened a rare...

Social Anxiety Or Shyness
2012-11-19 20:11:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A paper published in the Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics looks into where to draw the line between social anxiety and just being shy. Many experts have separate opinions over whether someone suffers from shyness and social anxiety disorder (SAD). The team decided to explore the mental disorder, as well as treatment options and its impact on daily life. "There are many differing opinions about social anxiety disorder and the...

Why Are Some People Afraid To Relax
2012-11-15 06:24:37

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Phobias are irrational fears. Whether it´s fear of flying, public speaking, snakes or the dark, these phobias are usually manifested after a traumatic experience that plants itself deep in the subconscious of the sufferer. A phobia can continue to hold sway over an individual even though that person can understand the irrationality of it. And if one avoids the source of their phobia it typically can increase the sense of worry...

Fear Is Hard To Forget For Adolescents
2012-09-28 08:44:42

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical College recently discovered that fear is difficult for teenagers to remove, as they may feel a strong sense of threat even when the danger is gone. It is possible that stress and anxiety is highest at this time and the study is the first to examine “fear acquisition” and “fear extinction learning” in the brains of mice, which are somewhat similar to the neural networks...

2012-08-05 23:02:09

How advancement in children's behavioral health can be as simple as a taking a hike. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 04, 2012 Today marks a momentous day as two doctors scurry around their offices helping one patient after another with all kinds of mental health challenges. You might say, "What makes that special?" Actually, behind the scenes they are also helping anxious kids around the world through the use of their award-winning program called Turnaround, Turning Fear Into Freedom. This...

2012-06-25 23:04:34

Freedom To Fly Now is a new organization in New York City that helps people overcome fear of flying with weekend group workshops. The organization and workshops are led by Martin Seif, Ph.D., ABPP, nationally known expert on anxiety and fears of flying. The first workshop takes place at LaGuardia Airport in New York on September 15-16, 2012 and includes a commercial flight from LaGuardia Airport to Washington, DC with Dr. Seif and staff. (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 Martin Seif, Ph.D., ABPP,...

2012-06-25 23:00:07

Turbulence happens. Now there's an app for that. Turbcast App is a must have travel app for the general public or fearful fliers. Greenwich , Connecticut (PRWEB) June 25, 2012 Turbulence happens. Now there´s an app for that. Whether it´s called air pockets or bumps, this iPhone app will unlock the mystery about flight turbulence while giving you greater knowledge and confidence. Developed a year ago, turbcast app reached its one year anniversary with great enthusiasm. Turbcast app...


Latest Phobias Reference Libraries

Nomophobia
2013-12-24 14:19:08

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term, which is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia”, was coined during a study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to take a look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that almost 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain have a tendency to be anxious when they “lose their mobile phone, run out of battery or credit, or have no network coverage”....

Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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