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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.
Anxiety raises heart attack risk

Anxiety raises heart attack risk

Link between asthma and depressive disorders found

Link between asthma and depressive disorders found

Antibiotic that appears to control phobias may also be useful in treating addiction

Antibiotic that appears to control phobias may also be useful in treating addiction

One sniff may clear away that awful phobia!

One sniff may clear away that awful phobia!

Mental disorders are disorders of the brain

Mental disorders are disorders of the brain

What's wrong with being shy?

What's wrong with being shy?

Panic attacks may increase risk of heart attack or stroke in older women

Panic attacks may increase risk of heart attack or stroke in older women

Fear protein found

Fear protein found

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind fear

Discovery of molecular mechanism behind fear

Emotional memories can be suppressed with practice

Emotional memories can be suppressed with practice

Zimulti (rimonabant) gets the thumbs down from FDA advisory panel

Zimulti (rimonabant) gets the thumbs down from FDA advisory panel

Research reveals that a greater volume of grey encephalic matter exists in the brain areas of the right parahippocampus

Research reveals that a greater volume of grey encephalic matter exists in the brain areas of the right parahippocampus

Pregnant U.S. women commonly smoke

Pregnant U.S. women commonly smoke

Substantial need for mental health services in the general population

Substantial need for mental health services in the general population

Mood changes in response to psychosocial stress in healthy young women: effects of pretreatment with Cortisol

Mood changes in response to psychosocial stress in healthy young women: effects of pretreatment with Cortisol

Anxiety disorders linked to thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches

Anxiety disorders linked to thyroid disease, respiratory disease, arthritis and migraine headaches

Faulty gene linked to hair pulling disorder

Faulty gene linked to hair pulling disorder

Training for parents could help child anxiety disorders

Training for parents could help child anxiety disorders

1 in 10 British children under 15 has a mental health disorder

1 in 10 British children under 15 has a mental health disorder

Treatment for anorexia nervosa

Treatment for anorexia nervosa