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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.
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

Educational initiative tries shifting student physicians’ attitudes toward people with obesity

Educational initiative tries shifting student physicians’ attitudes toward people with obesity

Refugees have specialized treatment needs due to past trauma and loss

Refugees have specialized treatment needs due to past trauma and loss

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help cure many common phobias

Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics

Nemaura Pharma device addresses needle phobia in diabetics

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Virtual reality can be powerful tool for mental health treatment, research suggests

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Researchers outline new diagnostic model for mental illness

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

Scientists find evidence for gene that may be linked to social phobia

NHS offers new immersive reality treatment to help children with autism overcome phobias

NHS offers new immersive reality treatment to help children with autism overcome phobias

Unconscious exposure to phobic images effective in reducing fear, study finds

Unconscious exposure to phobic images effective in reducing fear, study finds

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Psychotherapy normalizes brain changes linked to social anxiety disorder

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

Researchers find effective cure for social anxiety disorders

Increased sensitivity to uncertain threat common to several anxiety disorders

Increased sensitivity to uncertain threat common to several anxiety disorders

Scientists reveal molecular elements that bridge anxiety and metabolism

Scientists reveal molecular elements that bridge anxiety and metabolism

Alcohol consumption at early age linked to increase of psychopathological symptoms

Alcohol consumption at early age linked to increase of psychopathological symptoms

Acupuncture may be viable option to manage pain in children with complex medical conditions

Acupuncture may be viable option to manage pain in children with complex medical conditions

Scientists discover RNA methylation could strengthen memory formation

Scientists discover RNA methylation could strengthen memory formation

Internet-based CBT programme can help women suffering from severe FOC

Internet-based CBT programme can help women suffering from severe FOC

Study shows bullied preemies more likely to develop mental health problems as adults

Study shows bullied preemies more likely to develop mental health problems as adults