Watching pop concerts on a virtual reality headset during an operation instead of an anaesthetic
Doctors are discovering VR's potential as a non-drug way to treat patients - from an alternative to general anaesthetics to a cure for phobias and a potential life-changer for people with chronic pain. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bibliotherapy for specific phobias of dogs in young children: a pilot study - Radtke SR, Muskett A, Coffman MF, Ollendick TH.
Bibliotherapy, particularly when supplemented with therapist contact, has emerged as an effective treatment for anxiety symptoms in children. However, its effectiveness in treating specific phobias in young children has been explored in only one study whic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Who ’ s Afraid of Needles?
Discussion There are products that are valued highly because of their design and function are elegantly suited for their use. Books would be one example and the hypodermic needle is another. Medical hypodermic needles are used for accessing bodily spaces (e.g. vascular, peritoneal, subarachnoid, dermal, etc.), obtaining specimens (both solid tissue and liquid) and to deliver drugs, biologicals, fluids and other treatments to patients. Medical procedures involving some type of needle are the most common procedures taught to health care providers. A brief history of syringes and hypodermic needles can be found here. A variet...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 4, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Expand your life potential with Paul McKenna's new book
IN RECENT years, there's been a revolution in the world of human potential. It used to take around six months to cure a phobia using traditional desensitisation methods. But recent breakthroughs mean that lifelong problems like phobias can be cured in minutes. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Americans than ever are afraid of the dark, experts say
Research shows that fear of the unknown compounds other anxieties, fears of the dark and other phobias have increased exponentially. (Source: PsycPORT.com)
Source: PsycPORT.com - March 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Things I Should Know by Now: Finance Edition Things I Should Know by Now: Finance Edition
Taking on one of my biggest phobias: Finance 101.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines)
Source: Medscape Med Students Headlines - February 28, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Ophthalmology Blog Source Type: news

Girls' stuff? Maternal gender stereotypes and their daughters' fear - Gerdes ABM, Fraunfelter LA, Braband M, Alpers GW.
One of the most robust findings in psychopathology is the fact that specific phobias are more prevalent in women than in men. Although there are several theoretical accounts for biological and social contributions to this gender difference, empirical data ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Needle phobias are preventing some people from getting COVID-19 vaccines. These interventions could help
Researchers and public health workers say there are strategies that could help the four per cent of Canadians with a severe fear of needles get vaccinated against COVID-19 and they should be used more regularly across Canada. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Spiders, Dogs, and PTSD: A Virtual Treatment for Phobias and Fear Spiders, Dogs, and PTSD: A Virtual Treatment for Phobias and Fear
A conversation with psychiatrist Dr Arash Javanbakht on why"augmented reality" might be our best means to treating phobias and PTSD. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Expert Interview Source Type: news

Scared of Spiders? There ’s an App for That
Arachnophobia, or fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias, and many people don't get help even though there are remedies. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How virtual reality therapy can help make bad memories more manageable
For war veterans and others, the method may treat schizophrenia, dementia, PTSD, substance addiction and some phobias, psychiatrists say. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kenneth Rosen Source Type: news

Too many men ignore their depression, phobias, other mental health issues
But there are ways to encourage them to get the help they need — when they need it. Here are some tips. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Harper Source Type: news

Super-natural fears - Coelho C, Zsido AN, Suttiwan P, Clasen M.
Supernatural fears, although common, are not as well-understood as natural fears and phobias (e.g., social, blood, and animal phobias) which are prepared by evolution, such that they are easily acquired through direct experience and relatively immune to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 3, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Therapy Plunges Patients Back Into Trauma. Here Is Why Some Swear by It.
An experimental treatment seems poised to address a dire mental health crisis. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dani Blum Tags: Anxiety and Stress Veterans Psychology and Psychologists Virtual Reality (Computers) Phobias Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Research Mental Health and Disorders Veterans Affairs Department Source Type: news

Cicadas, snakes, mice — phobias of insects and other things can shrink people’s lives
But research shows that cognitive behavior therapy can effectively treat irrational fears, in both adults and children. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jelena Kecmanovic Source Type: news