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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.
Targeting symptoms, rather than disorders, might help reduce work impact of mental health issues

Targeting symptoms, rather than disorders, might help reduce work impact of mental health issues

Study finds discrepancies in prevalence estimates of mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults

Study finds discrepancies in prevalence estimates of mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults

Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Minnesota professor receives Hazelden's Dan Anderson Research Award for hybrid CBT study

Connectivity, size of brain can predict degree of anxiety in young children

Connectivity, size of brain can predict degree of anxiety in young children

FDA approves OTREXUP injection for adults with RA, children with active pJIA

FDA approves OTREXUP injection for adults with RA, children with active pJIA

Only small proportion of adults receive formal diagnosis, treatment for ADHD

Only small proportion of adults receive formal diagnosis, treatment for ADHD

Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Comorbid anxiety warns of bipolar psychotherapy need

Evidence shows that fear memories can be reduced during sleep

Evidence shows that fear memories can be reduced during sleep

Case for targeting perfectionism in patients with bipolar disorder

Case for targeting perfectionism in patients with bipolar disorder

Gender warns of bipolar I disorder risks

Gender warns of bipolar I disorder risks

Trypophobia: The most common phobia may occur as result of specific visual feature

Trypophobia: The most common phobia may occur as result of specific visual feature

Psychotherapist discovers effective behavioral psychology approach to treat relationship stress

Psychotherapist discovers effective behavioral psychology approach to treat relationship stress

Adolescents with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety

Adolescents with symptoms of depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety

USC study shows missing brain protein may be responsible for severe over-worry and fear

USC study shows missing brain protein may be responsible for severe over-worry and fear

Scopolamine can help boost effectiveness of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Scopolamine can help boost effectiveness of exposure therapy for anxiety disorders

Scientists discover functional control strategies in emotional circuits of people with social phobia

Scientists discover functional control strategies in emotional circuits of people with social phobia

Spirituality associated with poor mental health

Spirituality associated with poor mental health

Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related dizziness

Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related dizziness

New study highlights parents' role in transmission of dentist fear in family

New study highlights parents' role in transmission of dentist fear in family

Peer victimization increases teen social phobia risk

Peer victimization increases teen social phobia risk