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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.
Substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders are common among French prisoners

Substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders are common among French prisoners

Three effective treatments for childhood anxiety disorders found

Three effective treatments for childhood anxiety disorders found

Anxiety disorders latest worry in high blood pressure

Anxiety disorders latest worry in high blood pressure

Mouse genes guide search for human anxiety disorder genes

Mouse genes guide search for human anxiety disorder genes

Women just as likely to be unfaithful as men

Women just as likely to be unfaithful as men

Discovery of genes that may predispose to anxiety disorders

Discovery of genes that may predispose to anxiety disorders

Brain imaging study shows context and personality are both key in understanding our responses to emotional facial expressions

Brain imaging study shows context and personality are both key in understanding our responses to emotional facial expressions

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Oxytocin may inhibit social phobia

Researchers identify brain cells related to fear - paves way for more effective PTSD treatments

Researchers identify brain cells related to fear - paves way for more effective PTSD treatments

The good and bad side of dopamine

The good and bad side of dopamine

New insights into the neural circuitry of trust

New insights into the neural circuitry of trust

Researchers find link between altered dopamine activity and social anxiety disorder

Researchers find link between altered dopamine activity and social anxiety disorder

NIH study reveals incidence, precursors and psychiatric sequelae of major psychiatric disorders

NIH study reveals incidence, precursors and psychiatric sequelae of major psychiatric disorders

Optimal level of anxiety

Optimal level of anxiety

Coagulation in patients with anxiety disorders

Coagulation in patients with anxiety disorders

Report says anger endemic in British society

Report says anger endemic in British society

SnowWorld, an interactive, virtual-reality video game helps burn patients with pain relief

SnowWorld, an interactive, virtual-reality video game helps burn patients with pain relief

Waking up during surgery - how likely is it?

Waking up during surgery - how likely is it?

Study finds most psychiatric patients have more than one diagnosis

Study finds most psychiatric patients have more than one diagnosis

Anxiety raises heart attack risk

Anxiety raises heart attack risk