Specific Phobias Genetic factors have also been associated with phobias. Many people who have phobias have relatives with similar phobias or symptoms such as phobias http://www.psychnet-uk.com/dsm_iv/specific_phobias.htm
MyDNA.com - Specific Phobias myDNA is a consumer focused health, genetics, and genomics information provider offering disease condition information, health wellness tips, http://www.mydna.com/health/mental/anxiety/overview/specific.html
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Phobias phobias. PHOBIA NAME, DEFINITION. ACAROPHOBIA, Fear of skin infestation by mites and ticks. ACEROPHOBIA, Fear of sourness. ACHLUOPHOBIA, Fear of darkness http://www.planetpsych.com/zPsychology_101/disorders/phobias.htm
Extractions: Phobias PHOBIA NAME DEFINITION ACAROPHOBIA Fear of skin infestation by mites and ticks ACEROPHOBIA Fear of sourness ACHLUOPHOBIA Fear of darkness (also NYCTOPHOBIA) ACOUSTICOPHOBIA Fear of noise ACROPHOBIA Fear of heights AEROPHOBIA Fear of flying; fear of drafts or fresh air AGORAPHOBIA Fear of open spaces AICHOMOPHOBIA Fear of pointed objects (also AICHUROPHOBIA) AILUROPHOBIA ALBUMINUROPHOBIA Fear of albumin in one's urine as a sign of kidney disease ALEKTOROPHOBIA Fear of chickens ALGOPHOBIA Fear of pain (also ODYNOPHOBIA, ODYNEPHOBIA) AMATHOPHOBIA Fear of dust AMAXOPHOBIA Fear of being in or riding in vehicles (also OCHLOPHOBIA) AMYCHOPHOBIA Fear of being scratched ANDROPHOBIA Fear of men; hatred of men ANEMOPHOBIA Fear of drafts or winds ANGINAPHOBIA Fear of narrowness ANGINOPHOBIA Fear of sore throats ANGLOPHOBIA Fear or hatred of England and English things ANTHOPHOBIA Fear of flowers ANTHROPHOBIA Fear of people (also ANTHROPOPHOBIA) ANTLOPHOBIA Fear of floods ANUPTAPHOBIA Fear of remaining single APEIROPHOBIA Fear of infinity APHEPHOBIA Fear of touching or being touched (also HAPHEPHOBIA,HAPTEPHOBIA)
Extractions: or scared, despairing and frustrated, ways that make us more anxious, ways we believe help to protect us. Understanding Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Phobias, OCD and Depression Generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorders, phobias (social phobias, agoraphobia and many specific ones), OCD (obsessive compulsive disorders) and many forms of depression can overwhelm us and leave us feeling out of control.
Extractions: @import "includes/nps.css"; skip links skip to submenu site information Join us ... contact A phobia is an irrational fear of an object/situation etc. that would not normally trouble most people. As the name suggests, simple/specific phobias are phobias that are about specific objects, situations etc. They can be quite distinct in nature and easily identified. For example, fear of spiders, fear of thunderstorms, fear of heights. Any phobia may produce a state of panic when the sufferer is confronted with the phobic object/situation. A wide variety of physical symptoms are experienced such as nausea, increased heartbeat and jelly legs. For this reason, many people with simple or specific phobias enter into a pattern of avoidance which can vary enormously in severity from someone who would not want to touch a spider, to someone who cannot even look at a picture of a spider in magazines, and therefore has to vet everything they come into contact with. The latter demonstrates just how debilitating even a simple phobia can be. Top ^ This NPS site has information on a range of resources to get more detailed information and help.
Extractions: excerpt on Chapter One If you are Shy or have Panic Attacks or Fear public speaking, driving, flying, bridges, elevators, shopping mall, supermarkets, leaving home, escalators, social contacts, busses, BART, subways, crowds, being alone, insects, animals, doctors or any of the over two hundred recognized phobias or suffer recurrent, disturbing thoughts or have to perform endless ritualistic behaviors, you owe it to yourself to begin this program and start your cure. Howard Liebgold, M.D., a physiatrist, who overcame a claustrophobic condition of 31 years reveals the techniques that he has used to help over 9,000 + patients to conquer their fears. Affectionately known as Dr. Fear, Howard Liebgold was awarded California's Physician of the Year in 1991. During his medical career, spanning more than 35 years, he served as Chief of Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation, Head of the Chronic Pain Management Clinic, as well as teaching his phobia classes every week. He has been internationally recognized as a professional Lecturer, including speaking at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco and the Million Round Table in Toronto. Dr. Liebgold is a national expert, featured in many Newspaper/Magazine articles and has also appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Evening Magazine and the BBC.
ABC News: Have No Fear: Treating Phobias Have No Fear Treating phobias. Scientists are unsure of why or how phobias develop. The onset of a phobia may be tied to a traumatic event, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthology/story?id=852368&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312
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Articles: Fears And Dreads Words for some common and less common phobias are investigated and explained. Other standard phobias are nyctophobia, a fear of the dark (of the night http://www.worldwidewords.org/articles/phobias.htm
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Teenage Phobias And Fears Dedicated to helping young people overcome agoraphobia, fears, and general phobias. Includes encouragement, tips and hints, an extensive list of phobias, and resources. http://www.geocities.com/teenage_phobias_fears/
Phobias CHC Wausau Hospital s Medical Library and Patient Education Center provides research services and healthcare information to physicians, http://www.chclibrary.org/micromed/00060650.html
Extractions: Just about everyone is afraid of something an upcoming job interview or being alone outside after dark. But about 18% of all Americans are tormented by irrational fears that interfere with their daily lives. They aren't "crazy" they know full well their fears are unreasonable but they can't control the fear. These people suffer from phobias. Phobias belong to a large group of mental problems known as "anxiety disorders" that include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Phobias themselves can be divided into three specific types: Specific phobias As its name suggests, a specific phobia is the fear of a particular situation or object, including anything from airplane travel to dentists. Found in 1 out of every 10 Americans, specific phobias seem to run in families and are roughly twice as likely to appear in women. If the person doesn't often encounter the feared object, the phobia doesn't cause much harm. However, if the feared object or situation is common, it can seriously disrupt everyday life. Common examples of specific phobias, which can begin at any age, include fear of snakes, flying, dogs, escalators, elevators, high places, or open spaces.
Extractions: Volume 89, Issue 7 February 20, 1995 Letter I was happy to see the full-page articcle by Holly Keyes focusing on Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and specifically on anorexia and bulimia. She clearly did a lot of research for the article, as it was informative and well-written. I wish not to critique her work, only to add to it. Truly, anorexia and bulimia are direct products of our patriarchal Western fat-phobic culture. Aside from personal expreiences of mental, physical and sexual abuse, all women in our culture are affected by the fear and hatred of fat, evident in all popular media. It is inescapable, surrounding us externally and being subsequently internalised by us all. It is socially acceptable to hate fat, and by extension to hate fat people. "Fat" is still used as a general pejorative, and is still a source of cruel jokes and discrimination. This discrimination against 'fat' people is institutionalised; women who are not size 3-12 have to go to 'specialty' stores to buy clothing, and have to pay a lot more for our clothing than do thin people.
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