Fears and Phobias Health News

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8/9/2018
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3/15/2018
2/26/2018
12/7/2017
10/11/2017
What Are Today's Americans Afraid Of?

Many more worried about environmental dangers since last Presidential election

5/18/2017
Brain Scans Spot Where Fear and Anxiety Live

Unusually large 'striatum' is linked to inability to cope with uncertainty, research shows

5/3/2017
Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay

Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say

4/26/2017
Health Tip: When Kids Feel Anxious

Look for these warning signs

4/3/2017
Health Tip: Overcoming Dental Anxiety

Suggestions for how to relax

3/20/2017
Health Tip: Living With Social Phobia

Here are the common warning signs

1/25/2017
Deportation Fears Tied to Poor Birth Outcomes for Hispanics

After immigration raid, women had increased risk of preterm birth, low birth weight babies, research contends

9/26/2016
The Phenomenon of Sleep Paralysis

Up to 8 percent of people experience frightening episodes of the condition, experts say

6/2/2016
Mindfulness Meditation Seems to Soothe Breast Cancer Survivors

Six-week class reduced fear of recurrence, fatigue and anxiety, researchers report

5/18/2016
Health Tip: Boost Your Mood

Suggestions for a brighter day

3/7/2016
Health Tip: Soothe Your Child's Mood With Music

Promote concentration and ease anxiety

1/5/2016
Talk Therapy to Tackle Fear of the Dentist

Study found this type of treatment helped many overcome phobias about dental visits

7/16/2015
Screams Tap Into Brain's Fear Response

Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say

4/22/2015
Health Tip: Dealing With Bedtime Anxiety

Reassure children that they'll be safe

1/9/2015
You're Unlikely to Get a Skin Infection From a Spider's Bite, Review Finds

Expert thinks this common worry may create unnecessary fear of arachnids

9/26/2014
Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Phobia

But finding a specialist isn't easy, experts say

8/21/2014
Health Tip: When Your Child Is Afraid to Sleep

Understand what's behind the fear

5/1/2014
When Older Adults Consider Suicide, Depression May Not Be Main Reason

Study suggests health, money, family problems more likely to trigger troubling thoughts

4/25/2014
Health Tip: Warning Signs of Social Anxiety Disorder

Having a normal conversation may seem nerve-wracking

4/22/2014
Fear Won't Boost Exam Scores: Study

Researchers found scare tactics could actually backfire, result in lower grades

4/11/2014
Study Outlines Emotional Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids

Cases rarely led to jail time, but children in the home felt intense fear, anxiety, researcher noted

10/18/2013
Stalking Can Take Mental Toll on Victims, Study Confirms

The psychological effects are even more profound for women who were stalked as adults, results show

10/10/2013
Too Much Online Health Info May Worsen Worriers' Anxiety

Unfounded health fears and searching the Web for symptoms might increase stress, study finds

9/27/2013
Shopping Doesn't Help in Face of Trauma, Researchers Say

Study of people continually faced with rocket attacks found compulsive spending made stress worse

9/20/2013
Memory-Erasing Gene Discovered in Mice

Researchers say finding might someday help people with post-traumatic stress disorder

5/13/2013
Creative Arts May Help Cancer Patients Cope

Review shows participation in dance, music, art or writing can soothe anxiety, depression and pain

2/28/2013
1 in 5 Americans Knows a Victim of Gun Violence: Poll

Survey also looked at attitudes toward mental illness following Newtown, Conn., tragedy

2/26/2013
'Worried Well' Often Ignore Negative Test Results: Study

Many of these patients suffer from hypochondria, and continue to have symptoms of imagined disease

12/9/2012
Is Your Little One Scared of Santa?

Expert offers tips to make the meeting less intimidating

11/26/2012
Parents' Fear of Dentist May Get Passed On to Kids

Fathers seem to play the greatest role in how their children feel about dental visits, study finds

10/14/2012
Taking Terror Out of Nightmares: Tips for Parents

Expert explains how to ease children's fears and possibly prevent bad dreams

9/7/2012
Want to Beat Spider Phobia? Talk About It

Study using tarantulas finds labeling emotions while stressed eases anxiety

8/22/2012
Health Tip: If You Have Anxiety

These suggestions may help

8/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Anxiety Affecting Your Child?

Insomnia is a potential warning sign

6/27/2012
Fear of Childbirth Linked to Longer Labor, Study Says

Relaxed women delivered about an hour and a half sooner than more anxious moms-to-be

3/14/2012
First Generic Lexapro Approved

To treat depression and general anxiety disorder

2/29/2012
Job Loss Fears Sow Unhappiness in Work, Family Life

Blue-collar workers take unemployment worries the hardest, research finds

2/24/2012
Phobia Makes Spiders Appear Larger Than They Are: Study

Warped perception of size of feared objects may foster avoidance

2/14/2012
Health Tip: Is Your Child Anxious?

Here are possible warning signs

12/12/2011
Snakes Make Your Skin Crawl? Study Suggests Why

Frequent python attacks on preliterate tribe explain longstanding fear of snakes

10/7/2011
Health Tip: Managing an Anxiety Disorder

Suggestions for getting needed help

8/29/2011
For Kids, Natural Disasters Can Whip Up Worries

Experts offer ways to help children cope with news of hurricanes and earthquakes

8/9/2011
Survivors of Brain Hemorrhage May Experience PTSD

One-third who survive bleeding in brain event may benefit from treatment for traumatic stress

7/11/2011
Health Tip: Dealing With Social Phobia

It's an irrational fear of friendly gatherings

7/7/2011
Health Tip: Fears and Phobias

Putting your heart at risk