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Fears are a common part of an individual’s life. However, a phobia is more than a simple fear. It starts and develops into something massive when the affected person begins to organise their life around avoiding the feared object – be it an animal, insect, place, situation or just about anything.
Specialized psychiatric care helps woman with bipolar depression to achieve motherhood

Specialized psychiatric care helps woman with bipolar depression to achieve motherhood

Stress may cause vocal disorders

Stress may cause vocal disorders

Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientists

Anorexia may be as much a metabolic disorder as it is a psychiatric one, say scientists

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Doctors urged to prescribe woodland walks for mental health problems

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Psychologists study how application of cortisol affects exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

UMN study shows impact of opioids on pain and survival in sickle cell disease

Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults

Virtual reality shows promise for reducing fears and phobia in autistic adults

Researchers suggest link between personality type and attitude towards others' bodies

Researchers suggest link between personality type and attitude towards others' bodies

Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study

Imagination can help overcome fear and anxiety-related disorders, shows study

Study: 12% of frequent marijuana smokers experience cannabis withdrawal syndrome

Study: 12% of frequent marijuana smokers experience cannabis withdrawal syndrome

Report: Half of parents say young children are afraid of doctor's visits

Report: Half of parents say young children are afraid of doctor's visits

T-CALM Phase 2 clinical study results offer hope for essential tremor patients

T-CALM Phase 2 clinical study results offer hope for essential tremor patients

Oxford VR raises £3.2m to boost innovation in VR for mental health problems

Oxford VR raises £3.2m to boost innovation in VR for mental health problems

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Ferring announces FDA approval of ZOMACTON for injection in four new pediatric indications

Virtual reality could offer psychotherapy for fear of heights, study shows

Virtual reality could offer psychotherapy for fear of heights, study shows

Less than a quarter of youth treated for anxiety disorder stay in remission over long term

Less than a quarter of youth treated for anxiety disorder stay in remission over long term

Regular mental health checkups may be better way to treat anxiety

Regular mental health checkups may be better way to treat anxiety

Genetic make-up impacts long-term effectiveness of phobia treatment

Genetic make-up impacts long-term effectiveness of phobia treatment

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

UQ researchers create new and improved version of ‘love hormone’

Researchers test new strategy to increase effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry

Researchers test new strategy to increase effectiveness of topical anesthesia used in dentistry