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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.
Study sheds light on the consequences of picky eating in college students

Study sheds light on the consequences of picky eating in college students

Smartphone-based augmented reality app helps tackle the fear of spiders

Smartphone-based augmented reality app helps tackle the fear of spiders

Dentists chip away at uninsured problem by offering patients membership plans

Dentists chip away at uninsured problem by offering patients membership plans

Researchers identify factors that explain individuals’ stress while driving

Researchers identify factors that explain individuals’ stress while driving

One in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia in Sweden

One in five adults suffers from dental anxiety or phobia in Sweden

FDA announces requirement of class-wide labeling changes for benzodiazepines

FDA announces requirement of class-wide labeling changes for benzodiazepines

Google searches for anxiety skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

Google searches for anxiety skyrocket amid coronavirus pandemic

New partnership advances virtual reality for social anxiety disorder

New partnership advances virtual reality for social anxiety disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps food allergic children with severe phobia of anaphylaxis

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps food allergic children with severe phobia of anaphylaxis

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Effects of chronic stress associated with increased inflammatory signaling within brain circuits

Individuals with social anxiety disorder show large differences in personality traits

Individuals with social anxiety disorder show large differences in personality traits

Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety

Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

NICU babies have higher risk of mental health problems in later life

A small region of the brain represents all our emotions

A small region of the brain represents all our emotions

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