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2011-02-14 16:30:13

When psychotherapy is helping someone get better, what does that change look like in the brain?

2011-02-10 20:35:57

Why do some people fret over the most trivial matters while others remain calm in the face of calamity?

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2011-01-17 09:52:30

Nearly one out of every 10 kids who play video games become addicted to them, and those pathological gamers could develop a plethora of mental health problems if their addiction is not properly dealt with.

2010-12-01 00:40:00

The National Parenting Center (TNPC) awarded Turnaround: Turning Fear Into Freedom its 2011 Seal of Approval. Comprised of parents and educators, the TNPC was "impressed with the comprehensive scope" of the Turnaround program in helping children overcome their fears and anxieties.

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2010-10-25 13:11:28

Researchers may have pinpointed a reason many smokers struggle to quit.

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Are Your Kids Stressed? Get Expert Advice from Christopher McCarthy, and Drs. Kerry & Francis Van Voorhis on the WCNC Morning Show, Charlotte Today Children today face stressors that their parents and grandparents never dreamed of.

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2010-10-15 06:25:00

One in four US teenagers report having a mood, behavior or anxiety disorder that interferes with their daily life, while 1 in 2 actually meet the criteria for a mental disorder, according to new research.

2010-09-29 07:54:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anxiety Disorder Association of America recently explained that: Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults, and they are one of the most common mental health problems on college campuses.

2010-08-23 06:00:00

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2010-07-27 23:53:39

Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) — the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States — are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered more serious.


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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Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.