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Getting to the Root of Dental Phobia

Survey Shows More than Half of Americans Still Avoid the Dental Chair due to Fear CHICAGO, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Fear of the dentist plagues more than 80 percent of American adults, and more than half say fear may keep them from going to see the dentist, according to a new survey by the Am...

Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis Phobia Over Daughters Weight Gain Revealed

Former First Lady of the United States, late Jacqueline Kennedy Onnasis, was so worried about her first daughter Caroline Kennedys weight , that her daughters drinking spree did not bother her even half as much as her weight gain. In the book American Legacy: The Story of John & Caroline Ken...

Cartoons to Dispel Science Phobia for Students

New Delhi, The dry text of science books often despised by schoolchildren will now get animated with the addition of cartoon characters. In its recently published science textbook for Class 7 students, the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has introduced two car...

Shy Bladder Syndrome: A Social Phobia Or Functional Disorder Of Micturition?

Paruresis manifests in an inability to urinate in public restrooms followed by a considerable avoidance behavior.//Recently, a study, to be published in the Journal of Anxiety Disorders (available online 8 April 2005), was initiated on the assumption that paruresis is a form of social phobia. The...

Researchers Have Found Clue to How Fear Changes into Phobia

Ever wonder just why some people get anxious, or really scared when faced with situations that may not turn out to be dangerous? Well researchers at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Italy have unearthed a clue to this question in a new research they conducted on mice. Th...

Novel Way to Overcome Needle Phobia

Needle phobia or fear of needles can be overcome by decorating them with flowers, butterflies, and smiley faces according to researchers at the University of New Mexico's// (UNM) Health Sciences Center. The researchers say that fear of needles can impact the care a patient receives. Many child...

Whoopi Goldberg Conquers Fear of Flying Courtesy of Sir Richard Branson and Thought Field Therapy

...uding the fear of flying for decades. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and author of numerous books. His first best seller was the Five Minute phobia Cure and his most recent one is Tapping the Healer Within, now available in twelve languages. Thought Field Therapy is a drug-free, non-invasive ...

Insulin Pens and Growing Diabetic Community Increase Market for Insulin Delivery Devices in Europe, Says Frost & Sullivan

...jection is the most straightforward method. Needle phobia is however a significant deterrent for patients. "Needle phobia has always represented the biggest restraint to th... insulin syringes market," explains Vuong. "Needle phobia is not only an issue among new users and children ...

Fear that freezes the blood in your veins

...y begin to stutter or turn red. In order not to avoid embarrassment, social phobia sufferers may become recluses, shying away from human contact and staying a...mpared patients who suffer from a severe form of panic disorder or a social phobia with a healthy control group. In order to rule out as far as possible the i...

FDA Approves Luvox(R) CR (Fluvoxamine Maleate) Extended-Release Capsules for the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

...zz Pharmaceuticals. For more information about LUVOX CR, please visit http://www.JazzPharmaceuticals.com Social Anxiety Disorder SAD or social phobia is characterized by the fear and avoidance of social or performance situations where patients feel that others may scrutinize them and they may embarr...

Change for the better back with third edition

...ates in ordinary language how learned patterns of responses to relating and thinking contribute to psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, phobia and relationship difficulty. The book presents an easy-to-follow programme, showing readers how to identify their own different inner dialogues, an...

How shyness and other normal human traits became sickness

...nce and drugs. He draws on previously neglected letters and memos written by the framers of the new disorders to argue that DSM revisions to social phobia or social anxiety disorder placed the diagnostic bar too low, turning social anxiety into a mental illness common enough to be considered, according t...

HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

...ong African immigrants in Victoria, said excluding people with HIV should be condemned. "It's a hysterical overreaction, it mixes racism with a phobia about infectious disease," he said. 'To not allow people to come on the basis of any health condition is immoral, it's unethical and it's impractical ...

HIV Experts Criticize Australian PM's Suggestion for Ban on Entry of HIV-infected

...mong African immigrants in Victoria, said excluding people with HIV should be condemned. "It's a hysterical overreaction, it mixes racism with a phobia about infectious disease," he said. "To not allow people to come on the basis of any health condition is immoral, it's unethical and it's impractical ...

Extra Cortisol Protects Women’s Mood Under Stres

... that low-dose treatment with cortisol can offer relief from the core symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, in patients with social phobia exposed to a social stress situation, pre-treatment with cortisol has reduced anxiety. This new study in healthy participants adds to the growing body...

A ‘Good Samaritan’ to the Aid of Lepes

...eel human compassion before they die." Fu's devotion has not only moved medical doctors working with the village hospital but also dispelled the phobia felt by healthy residents from nearby villages toward the leper colony. Conditions at Tanshan Leper Rehab Village are improving. Houses have bee...

Women More Prone to Anxiety Disorders than Men

...es. Women are twice as likely to suffer from panic disorder or social phobia compared with men, and they are three times as likely to have agoraphobia (...being in public places). They also face a slightly higher risk for specific phobia (fear of a particular object or situation). About 10%–14% of women will hav...

Fear of Condom but Love of Risk

...octors who have been treating Neal gave evidence against him in the Melbourne Magistrates Court. The evidence described Neal as suffering condom phobia and yet displayed a love for risk taking behavior. A few more rounds of hearing is yet to take place before the verdict is announced. ...

NICE Setback Rules for Pfizer's Inhaled Insulin

... Diabetics with needle phobia and patients with severe problems in injection sites get benefited from Pfizer’s Exubera, an inhaled insulin product (short-acting, powder form of ins...

Phobia Attack: Courting Fear with Cortisol, the Stress Hormone

...ght fearful situations. Arachnophobia, or any phobia for that matter could be alleviated with a dose of...before being exposed to the fear. Basically, phobia treatments involve exposing the person concerned t...ive. A study followed where 40 people with social phobia and 20 with spider...

Human Hormone Cortisol Could Be Used For Treating Phobias

... phobia is an anxiety disorder characterised by extreme and irrational fear of simp...d with the source of their anxiety. They tested 40 people with social phobia and 20 with a fear of spiders. They gave half of them cortisol and then, an...

Poultry Farms face Ruin in Greece

.../ Although so far no bird flu strain has been reported in chickens; there have been 19 confirmed cases that were reported in wild swans. The phobia of the avian influenza or bird flu among consumers has been seen not only in Greece but other countries too. The poultry sales are estimated to have ...

Oxytocin Boosts Trust and Reduces Fear.

...hments & aggressions. New light have been thrown on the hormone oxytocin and its analogue for use in the treatment of various disorders which have phobia towards the society as one of its central symptoms. Previously according to research conducted by a Swiss scientist who reported that oxytocin inc...

Genes responsible for social behavior of us

...l and empathetic way, even in situations that may cause stress to healthy normal people. The people who suffer from this disease often feel anxiety or phobia about some non-social issue that may cause them to worry unnecessarily. Researchers in their study had reported the existence of a network betwee...

Understanding The Link Between Phobias And Fatal Heart Disease

... Having a phobia may increase ones likelihood of developing fatal heart disease say research...higher based on their answers. The relationship between the score on the phobia index and the subsequent risk of having a heart disease event was analyzed ...

Just standing next to a large person can be bad for one's image

...one or the other of the pictures and then were asked their opinion of the man. They rated him from 1 to 5 on 50 negative adjectives -- called the "fat phobia scale" -- that people often use to describe obese people. The man with the big woman was rated 22 percent more negatively than the same man with th...

Valium hits 40 years old, anxiety-free

...ost prescribed anxiety drugs, partly because they start working as fast as one hour, slowing brain activity. They also are used for treating panic and phobia disorders and insomnia, calming patients before surgery and relaxing muscles. Sternbach officially retired in 1973, but worked most days until recent...
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