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What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news

The Checkup: Treating Anxiety in Children
Which child needs psychotherapy or medication: the parent-clinger, the dog-fearer or the school-avoider? (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Anxiety and Stress Phobias Therapy and Rehabilitation Mental Health and Disorders Psychiatry and Psychiatrists Parenting Families and Family Life Source Type: news

Under the microscope: Nicole Scherzinger
Singer and X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger opens up about diets, vices, illness, phobias and a health book that changed her life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Creepy crawlies: Why you were born to fear spiders and snakes
Do you have a fear of spiders or snakes? A new study of 6-month-old babies suggests that many of us may be predisposed to such phobias. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Spiders, Snakes, and Clowns: Facing Your Phobias
Millions have fears of specific things, places or situations. Only a fraction, however, let it impact their lives. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

VR Brings Dramatic Change To Mental Health Care
The field of pyschology is embracing VR as a new tool for the treatment of a wide range of disorders, including pain, autism, alzheimers, PTSD, phobias, and depression. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Charlie Fink, Contributor Source Type: news

'After, I feel ecstatic and emotional': could virtual reality replace therapy?
If you ’ve got acrophobia, paranoia, fear of flying, PTSD, even depression, software could soon be the solutionLeslie Channell admits he ’s not a typical case for treatment. Channell, known to everybody as Chann, is a registered pilot who served 24 years in the army working on Apache helicopters. Chann also happens to be scared of heights. He doesn’t mind flying planes or sitting on the side of the Apache with the door open; he’ s just terrified of going up two or three floors of a building or driving over a bridge.Chann is nervous; his speech is fast. He says he ’s sweating. We meet at a tren...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Simon Hattenstone Tags: Mental health Virtual reality Depression Psychology Science Life and style Society Technology Source Type: news

Magnet therapy shows promise in alleviating anxiety, research finds
(Natural News) Fears can now be blocked in a split second, provided that a specific region of your brain will be stimulated magnetically. This is a novel undertaking, seeing that a lot of people these days are afflicted with all kinds of phobias; some panic the first moment that they step foot on an aircraft,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New way to wipe out lifelong phobias - in just one session
Alisa Youngman, 26, from Beverley, Yorkshire, was terrified of birds all her life. Yet recently she has even fed the pigeons having undergone a new treatment called brain working recursive therapy. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Common Myths about Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Whether you’ve been to therapy or not, you’ve probably heard about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s a popular type of therapy that many, many therapists use to help their clients treat everything from severe anxiety to debilitating depression. But even though CBT is widespread, it’s still highly misunderstood—even by the professionals who practice it. Numerous myths still abound. Below, two psychologists who specialize in CBT share the facts behind the most common misconceptions. Myth: CBT is a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach where a clinician applies a specific technique to a specif...
Source: Psych Central - August 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Tags: Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety Anxiety Disorders Cbt CBT myths CBT psychologist Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Depression distorted thoughts Mood Disorders Negative Thoughts Source Type: news

Book Review: On Edge
“Fear ambushes me… I feel fine… And then, a second later, I’m not,” writes Andrea Peterson. Her new book, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety, is an exploration of her life with anxiety, from her first panic attack, to realizing that she had an anxiety disorder, to sorting out the dizzying array of treatments and ultimately discovering for herself what anxiety is and how to live with it. While it is estimated that one in three Americans will have at least one anxiety disorder in their lifetime, it took Peterson multiple trips to the emergency room, EKG tests...
Source: Psych Central - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Anti-anxiety Book Reviews Healthy Living Mindfulness Personal Stories Women's Issues Source Type: news

Anxiety cure: Five ways to overcome these most common phobias
ANXIETY disorders include phobias, an excessive and irrational fear of something, and common types can include a fear of heights, snakes and public speaking. However, it ’s possible to control them or reduce their impact. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality
Limbix, a start-up using Google headsets, helps psychologists expose patients to their anxieties in the safety of an office. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CADE METZ Tags: Virtual Reality (Computers) Anxiety and Stress Psychology and Psychologists Phobias Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Source Type: news

Science News » Webinar: RDoC - Fear & amp; Anxiety: From Mechanisms to Implementation
This November 2016 RDoC webinar highlights the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: NIMH Press Office Source Type: news

Video » Webinar: RDoC - Fear & amp; Anxiety: From Mechanisms to Implementation
This November 2016 RDoC webinar highlights the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - July 20, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

6 questions answered about anxiety in children and teens
Between school and social demands, lots of children feel stress, but at what point does anxiety cross the line and become a mental health concern? Thriving sat down with Keneisha Sinclair-McBride, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at Boston Children’s, to better understand what separates serious forms of anxiety from normal worrying, whether seeing a therapist is warranted and how to handle anxiety at home. My child is a “worrier.” What degree of anxiety is normal and what should cause me concern? Occasional worries, like worries about the start of the school year or fitting in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - June 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nancy Fliesler Tags: Ask the Expert Mental Health Parenting anxiety Department of Psychiatry Keneisha Sinclair-McBride worrying Source Type: news

Childhood brain injury tied to adult anxiety, depression
(Reuters Health) - Children who sustained traumatic brain injuries may experience psychological effects like anxiety, phobias and depression more than a decade later, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Virtual Reality and Other Technologies Poised to Aid Mental Health Treatment
Research suggests VR technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 8, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Computer Devices and Software Source Type: news

What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Dental Anxiety Has Consequences Beyond Tooth Decay
Avoiding the dentist can lead to a poorer quality of life, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Anxiety, Dental Health, Phobias (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These 7 virtual reality companies want to innovate healthcare
[Image from Guido van Nispen on Flickr, per Creative Commons 2.0 license]Virtual reality is no longer just for pilots to simulate flying – or for more realistic gaming experiences. Virtual reality is helping to shape the healthcare industry by offering immersive programs to help train surgeons and students for a variety of surgical procedures. Surgeons can train for different surgical procedures, and clinicians are also using virtual reality as an alternative to drug therapies. VR can even treat certain phobias. By offering virtual reality programs on existing virtual reality systems, such as Oculus Rift, surgic...
Source: Mass Device - April 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Hospital Care Research & Development Surgical AppliedVR BioflightVR Firsthand Technology ImmersiveTouch Medical Realities MedTech Osso VR Virtual Reality Virtually Better Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com.     Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists Have Found A Strikingly Effective Way To Help You Get Over Your Phobias
This reporting is brought to you by HuffPost’s health and science platform, The Scope. Like us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us your story: scopestories@huffingtonpost.com. Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 24, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Specific and social fears in children and adolescents: separating normative fears from problem indicators and phobias - Laporte PP, Pan PM, Hoffmann MS, Wakschlag LS, Rohde LA, Miguel EC, Pine DS, Manfro GG, Salum GA.
OBJECTIVE:: To distinguish normative fears from problematic fears and phobias. METHODS:: We investigated 2,512 children and adolescents from a large community school-based study, the High Risk Study for Psychiatric Disorders. Parent reports of 18 f... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Trauma: Then and Now
How do I know that I’m suffering from the sequelae of a traumatic event? Trauma happens. It happens in everyday life. If not discharged properly it sleeps in our bodies and in our souls. When it sleeps, it morphs and over time the symptoms of which become far removed from the trauma of origin, so much so we might not identify the connection. Without that connection, symptoms cannot truly resolve. That is the course of the aftermath of a traumatic moment or event. If you agree that we are comprised of energy and matter, then you will understand that trauma is in our bodies and in our souls. How does trauma create symp...
Source: Psych Central - March 13, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Barbara Winter, PhD Tags: PTSD Spirituality Trauma Avoidance constriction Fight or Flight Hyperarousal Hypervigilance Isolation Nervous System Post-concussion syndrome posttraumatic stress Psychological trauma Source Type: news

Anorexia Survivor Shuts Down Hateful Comments With Fearless Responses
Warning: The content below may be considered triggering to some. Megan Jayne Crabbe is a body positive warrior.   The 23-year-old, who was diagnosed with anorexia when she was just 14, now runs a website and Instagram account called Bodyposipanda. The site and social media account detail Crabbe’s own experience with her eating disorder and how she learned to manage it. She also regularly posts inspirational messages that encourage people to love their bodies, as well as honest pictures of herself.  Last month, one of Crabbe’s photos went viral for its powerful “before and after” mess...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depression Rates Rose 18 Percent In The Last Decade
GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 4 percent of the world’s population lives with depression, and women, youth and the elderly are the most prone to its disabling effects, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. An estimated 322 million people suffered depressive disorders in 2015, a rise of 18.4 percent in a decade, as people live longer, the United Nations agency said in a report. Global economic losses exceed $1 trillion a year, it said, referring to lost productivity due to apathy or lack of energy that lead to an inability to function at work or cope with daily life. “Depression is the single large...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Less Exposure May Be More for Overcoming Phobias Less Exposure May Be More for Overcoming Phobias
When it comes to overcoming phobias, less vs more exposure to the object of fear may be more effective.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - February 16, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New NHS treatment to help children with autism overcome phobias
(Newcastle University) The Blue Room, a unique immersive virtual reality which helps children with autism overcome their fears and phobias is now being offered on the NHS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What An Acid Trip Reveals About How The Brain Creates Meaning
When tripping on acid, people often say that everyday objects become drenched with deep meaning and significance.  In The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley famously wrote of becoming utterly captivated by the folds in his gray flannel pants during his first-ever psychedelic experience. “I looked down by chance, and went on passionately staring by choice, at my own crossed legs,” the writer and philosopher recollected. “Those folds in the trousers ― what a labyrinth of endlessly significant complexity! And the texture of the gray flannel ― how rich, how deeply, mysteriously sumptuous!&r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What An Acid Trip Reveals About How The Brain Creates Meaning
When tripping on acid, people often say that everyday objects become drenched with deep meaning and significance.  In The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley famously wrote of becoming utterly captivated by the folds in his gray flannel pants during his first-ever psychedelic experience. “I looked down by chance, and went on passionately staring by choice, at my own crossed legs,” the writer and philosopher recollected. “Those folds in the trousers ― what a labyrinth of endlessly significant complexity! And the texture of the gray flannel ― how rich, how deeply, mysteriously sumptuous!&r...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Generic (Scientific) » The Delaware Project – ABCT – RDoC Webinar Series
The RDoC Unit will cohost a webinar with the Delaware Project and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies examining the science-to-service pipeline in psychology and psychiatry, and highlighting the role of fear and anxiety in disorders such as phobias and depression. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - January 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

LSD alters perception via serotonin receptors
Researchers have discovered how the perception of meaning changes in the brain under the influence of LSD. The serotonin 2A receptors are responsible for altered perception. This finding will help develop new courses of pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions or phobias. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

LSD alters perception via serotonin receptors
(University of Zurich) Researchers from UZH have discovered how the perception of meaning changes in the brain under the influence of LSD. The serotonin 2A receptors are responsible for altered perception. This finding will help develop new courses of pharmacotherapy for psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions or phobias. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 26, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Just FYI, Urine Is Not Actually Sterile
President-elect Donald Trump declared he was a “germaphobe” Wednesday to deflect unverified allegations that he hired sex workers to perform a “golden shower” show, in which urination is part of a sex act.   Trump probably meant his “germaphobe” defense as a little joke in light of the uncorroborated dossier, published Tuesday by Buzzfeed. It alleges Russian intelligence officials have compromising personal information on Trump, including the event described above. Numerous social media users immediately started complaining that this alibi doesn’t hold wate...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Just FYI, Urine Is Not Actually Sterile
President-elect Donald Trump declared he was a “germaphobe” Wednesday to deflect unverified allegations that he hired sex workers to perform a “golden shower” show, in which urination is part of a sex act.   Trump probably meant his “germaphobe” defense as a little joke in light of the uncorroborated dossier, published Tuesday by Buzzfeed. It alleges Russian intelligence officials have compromising personal information on Trump, including the event described above. Numerous social media users immediately started complaining that this alibi doesn’t hold wate...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Our news predictions for 2017
Climate change continues to impact on public health Despite what many commenters have said in 2016, climate change is real and is ongoing. That's the thing about science. Just because you don't believe in it, it doesn't go away. In 2016 we have seen evidence of the impact of climate change in a number of different ways. There was an anthrax outbreak in northern Russia as warm weather caused the release of previously frozen deadly anthrax spores. And many experts think that the spread of the Zika virus across much of the Americas was made possible, in part, by changes in temperature that created environments in which the ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: QA articles Special reports Source Type: news

Analyzing brain patterns may help neuroscientists increase people ’s confidence, reduce fear
A new technique of analyzing brain patterns appears to help people overcome fear and build self-confidence.The approach, developed by a UCLA-led team of neuroscientists, is described in two new papers, published in the journals Nature Communications and Nature Human Behaviour.Their method could have implications for treating people with depression, dementia and anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder, said Hakwan Lau, a UCLA associate professor of psychology and the senior author of both studies. It could also play a role in improving leadership training for executives and managers.In theNature Human Be...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 15, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Can a high-tech treatment help combat some of our oldest fears?
Conclusion This experimental study assessed whether it is possible to counter-condition people against their fear memories by using reward without actually having to re-expose the person to the fearful stimulus. The researchers conclude that they have shown this can be done, all with participants remaining unaware of the content and purpose of the procedure. They further suggest the procedure may be an initial step towards novel treatments for fear-related disorders such as phobia and PTSD, via unconscious processing. While these findings show promise, there are some key limitations, the main one being the small number of ...
Source: NHS News Feed - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Neurology Source Type: news

Reconditioning the brain to overcome fear
Researchers have discovered a way to remove specific fears from the brain, using a combination of artificial intelligence and brain scanning technology. Their technique could lead to a new way of treating patients with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and phobias. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD
Researchers able to reduce anxieties without asking people to think about them consciously, making it more appealing than current therapiesScientists have raised hopes for a radical new therapy for phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with a procedure that can dampen down fears linked to painful memories.The advance holds particular promise for patients because in early tests, researchers found they could reduce anxieties triggered by specific memories without asking people to think about them consciously.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 21, 2016 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Neuroscience Post-traumatic stress disorder Anxiety Mental health Source Type: news

Fear of the unknown common to many anxiety disorders
Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, report researchers. The finding could help steer treatment of these disorders away from diagnosis-based therapies to treating their common characteristics. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 18, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Fear of the unknown common to many anxiety disorders
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Several anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying trait: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, report researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 18, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high
Patients make more progress toward overcoming anxiety, fears and phobias when their therapy sessions are scheduled in the morning, new research suggests. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 4, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of helpful hormone are high
(Southern Methodist University) Psychotherapy sessions are best in the morning when levels of the hormone cortisol is high, suggests a new study from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. Research found that patients with anxiety, phobias and fears showed greater improvement from therapy that was scheduled in the morning when cortisol -- a naturally occurring hormone -- tested higher, said clinical psychologist and lead author Alicia E. Meuret. Cortisol is thought to facilitate fear extinction in certain therapeutic situations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Book Review: Treatment Plans & Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
People sometimes make jokes about being OCD or anal retentive or type A and might even see the terms as interchangeable. You might run across articles in popular magazines like Women’s Health that explain the difference between the terms. But despite the term’s popularity as a punch line on sitcoms, it is not a laughing matter. Simon Rego’s Treatment Plans and Interventions for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is part of a series published by Guilford and edited by Robert Leahy that gives therapists guidelines on evidence-based practices for working with clients with specific problems such as OCD,  buli...
Source: Psych Central - September 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Medications Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology Psychotherapy Treatment Anxiety books for clinicians books for therapists books on Ex/ Source Type: news

Making Virtual a Reality
Virtual reality (VR) is still thought of by most of us as a futuristic tool for entertainment – a hangover from countless sci-fi films where heroes don headsets to immerse themselves in strange new experiences.But this is not Hollywood: VR& AR are today firmly in the realm of science fact rather than fiction, and – away from the entertainment world - both have the potential to provide significant benefits for patients in a variety of ways. Whereas VR replaces the real world with a simulated one, its companion technology, augmented reality (AR) adds to what the viewer can already see – for example, by ...
Source: EyeForPharma - September 7, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Adam Hill Source Type: news

'How we defeated our demons':Three women on their fight against phobias
AS fear threatened to overwhelm them, three women turned to alternative therapies in their fight against phobias. They tell our reporter about regaining control of their lives. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety
When you experience anxiety, worry, or fear, have you ever thought about embracing it rather than running away from it? In The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, John P. Forsyth and Georg H. Eifert present a whole new way of thinking about anxiety that is quite different from traditional treatment methods. What’s interesting is that they do not aim to teach the reader ways to control anxiety. Instead they try to go to the root of the problem and get beyond simply treating the symptoms. They do make a very good point when they say that, ”thinking and feeling well does not automatically ...
Source: Psych Central - August 27, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Anxiety Book Reviews Cognitive-Behavioral Disorders General Memory and Perception Mindfulness Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Phobias Psychology Psychotherapy PTSD Self-Help Social Phobia Treatment Acceptance A Source Type: news

Penn study finds nasal spray effective and safe anesthesia for dental work
(University of Pennsylvania) A fear of pain causes many people with dental phobias to avoid or delay needed treatment. In some cases, the injection of a numbing agent can be the most painful part of the visit. But with a new US Food and Drug Administration-approved anesthetic that is administered with a brief nasal spray, that injection may not be necessary to achieve pain relief. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news