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

Researchers released the findings of a study that suggested using multiple forms of media at the same time could be linked to symptoms of anxiety and depression.

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.

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

A new paper looks into where to draw the line between social anxiety and just being shy.

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

While most of us look forward to a leisurely Saturday, catching up on reading or our favorite TV show, there are some among us who experience anxiety when faced with relaxation.

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

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.

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

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.

2012-06-25 23:00:07

Turbulence happens. Now there's an app for that.


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
overword
  • To say in too many words; to express verbosely.
  • To express in too many words: sometimes used reflexively.
  • The leading idea or a repeated phrase, as of a song or ballad; the refrain; burden.
The word 'overword' comes from over- +‎ word.