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2012-09-03 11:07:01

Asthma patients could be at a higher risk of worsening symptoms due to problems with their balance, according to new research. The study will be presented today (2 September 2012) at the European Respiratory Society's Annual Congress in Vienna. Researchers aimed to assess the link between asthma, anxiety and balance. Anxiety and imbalance are closely related. Muscles and joints are controlled by signals from the brain, which are, in turn, sent from stimuli from the eyes and inner ear....

Anxiety And Depression Affect Sick Leave
2012-08-01 12:15:07

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling tired and lethargic. Having tense emotions. These are just a few factors that may affect a worker´s decision to take sick leave. Working with Australian and British researchers, investigators at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health found that anxiety and depression can heighten the risk of sick leave. According to the researchers, mental disorders like anxiety and depression will affect one in three people at...

Anxiety In Children: Emotional Detectives May Help
2012-07-31 10:31:59

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Feeling sad. Down in the dumps. Looking blue. However stated, these three phrases all mean the same thing — depression. Different factors can cause an individual to have depression and anxiety, and now they are not just relegated to adults -- children can suffer from the disorder as well. A recently published study from the University of Miami (UM) looked at how participants can slowly move out of the state of depression with...

2012-07-24 13:08:25

CAMH's OSDUHS Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today An ongoing survey of Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 conducted for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) shows that while the majority of students have healthy relationships and report overall good mental and physical health, some negative trends, especially among girls, have raised concerns. The 2011 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (OSDUHS) Mental Health and Well-Being Report released today...

Benefits Of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
2012-06-29 09:03:19

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Fear of flying. Scared of spiders. Panicked with public speaking. These are a few anxiety disorders that many people may suffer through. Researchers recently found that patients who are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or suffer from such a disorder can show much improvement when they undergo cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) that is paired with a “transdiagnostic” approach. Researchers believe that this...

Children With Social Anxiety May Overcome Fears With Help From Avatars
2012-06-12 11:50:38

A principal standing in the hallway says, "You are one of my favorite students!" In class, a smart girl says, "You are the nicest person in our class!" Many children would smile and eagerly return those compliments, but some with social anxiety may be too terrified to respond. Researchers at the University of Central Florida's Anxiety Disorders Clinic and the Atlanta-based company Virtually Better want to give more children with social anxiety the practice they need to become...

2012-06-04 19:29:25

Treating adolescents for major depression can also reduce their chances of abusing drugs later on, a secondary benefit found in a five-year study of nearly 200 youths at 11 sites across the United States. Only 10 percent of 192 adolescents whose depression receded after 12 weeks of treatment later abused drugs, compared to 25 percent of those for whom treatment did not work, according to research led by John Curry, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Duke University. "It...

2012-05-15 22:23:54

Anxiety disorders, ranging from social phobia to post-traumatic stress disorder, are the most common psychiatric diseases in the United States. Research in mice suggests a link between the gene that encodes Glyoxylase 1 (GLO1) and increased anxiety; however, the mechanism underlying this association has remained unclear. The normal role of GLO1 is to degrade cytotoxic byproducts of glycolysis, a function which has no obvious connection to anxiety. Margaret Distler and colleagues at the...


Latest Social anxiety disorder Reference Libraries

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...

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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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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