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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.
Cortisol helps people overcome phobias

Cortisol helps people overcome phobias

D-cycloserine helps patients learn how to conquer their fears

D-cycloserine helps patients learn how to conquer their fears

Study provides new evidence of the importance of reward pathways in the brain

Study provides new evidence of the importance of reward pathways in the brain

Study provides animal model of depression

Study provides animal model of depression

Gene therapy cures depressed mice

Gene therapy cures depressed mice

Caretek Medical signs feasibility agreement with major pharma for protein based drug

Caretek Medical signs feasibility agreement with major pharma for protein based drug

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Amygdala activation to interpersonal threat can be specifically linked to the severity of social anxiety symptoms

Scientists discover gene which controls fear

Scientists discover gene which controls fear

Distress caused by hot flushes seriously under-played

Distress caused by hot flushes seriously under-played

Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment

Anxiety disorders can compromise success of alcohol-dependence treatment

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers find genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Researchers discover genetically controlled brain mechanism responsible for social behavior in humans

Experts gather in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems

Experts gather in the fields of childhood and adolescent mental-health problems

Adolescent depression can be as high as 20 percent

Adolescent depression can be as high as 20 percent

Tragic death of 5 year old asthma patient was avoidable and due to complacency of health professionals

Tragic death of 5 year old asthma patient was avoidable and due to complacency of health professionals

Social anxiety disorder patients may be avoiding their doctor

Social anxiety disorder patients may be avoiding their doctor

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

"Among middle-aged African-Americans, there's this huge fear of falling"

Phobias and panic can be treated with internet-guided self-help

Phobias and panic can be treated with internet-guided self-help

Body drumming a hit for phobics

Body drumming a hit for phobics

Elementary school intervention boosts positive functioning in early childhood

Elementary school intervention boosts positive functioning in early childhood