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Updated Articles and Resources

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Updated Articles and Resources
  • Claustrophobia Created: Monday, May 05, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Claustrophobia is the fear of enclosed spaces. This disorder can be quite life-limiting, leading sufferers to avoid activities from MRIs to roller coasters. Read on for information that all claustr...
  • Somatization Disorder Created: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    This page describes Somatization Disorder, a psychiatric condition in which the sufferer experiences physical symptoms that are not explained by disease.
  • Thanatophobia Created: Friday, November 21, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    The fear of death is ancient and primal. However, not all thanatophobia is the same. Read on for important information on the various causes and treatments for this common phobia."
  • Understanding What Your Case Manager Does Created: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    A case manager is an integral part of your phobias treatment team. Learn what role they play and how they can help you.
  • Psychoanalytic Theory of Phobias Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    There are three major categories of theories on the nature of phobias. Freud's psychoanalytic theory is one of the oldest." itemprop="description"> itemprop="desc...
  • Cognitive Theory Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
    Definition of Cognitive Theory. Phobias.
  • Haphephobia Created: Thursday, November 29, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    The fear of touch, or haphephobia, is quite rare. For those who are affected, however, it can be devastating to both romantic and nonromantic relationships." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • What Is the Fear of Being Alone? Created: Thursday, June 28, 2012 Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014
    Monophobia, or the fear of being alone, takes many different forms. No matter which form you have, some basic coping strategies may help.
  • Top 10 Common Specific Phobias Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
    A specific phobia is a fear of a specified object or event. Read on for information about some of the most common specific phobias.
  • Bibliophobia Created: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
    Bibliophobia is a relatively uncommon phobia that involves the fear of books. You may be afraid of all books or only those of a certain style or genre. Read on for more information on this unusual ...
  • Medications for Phobias Created: Wednesday, February 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013
    If you have been diagnosed with a phobia, you will have a few choices for treatment. One popular option is treatment with anxiety medications. Provided here is a look at some popular anxiety medica...
  • Hypochondriasis Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Hyponchondriasis, or hypochondria, is an often-misunderstood disorder. It is not technically a phobia, but shares many of the same symptoms. Read on for more information on the symptoms and treatme...
  • Trypanophobia Created: Saturday, June 28, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Trypanophobia, or fear of needles, is a relatively common phobia. It affects an estimated 10% of Americans. Fear of needles is an unusual phobia, as it can cause low blood pressure and fainting rat...
  • Serotonin Syndrome and SSRIs for Phobias Created: Sunday, April 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Serotonin syndrome is a potentially serious condition that is caused by an oversupply of serotonin in the brain. Although it is not generally caused by even a high dosage of SSRIs, it could be trig...
  • Hikikomori Created: Saturday, March 30, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Hikikomori is a form of social phobia that occurs almost exclusively in Asian males. It is not precisely a phobia, but causes symptoms similar to those of severe agoraphobia.
  • Shubo-kyofu Created: Monday, April 01, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Shubo-kyofu, or fear of a deformed body, is a subtype of taijin kyofusho, or a specific Japanese form of social phobia.
  • Affirmations - Readers Share Their Most Helpful Affirmations Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Affirmations are positive messages that can replace negative self-talk. In phobias therapy, affirmations are often used to help clients find their own inner strength to cope with the fear. Instead ...
  • Coping With the Fear of Self-Promotion - Readers Share Strategies for Coping With the Fear of Self-Promotion Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    The fear of self-promotion can wreak havoc on your professional and personal life. Self-confidence is a desired attribute in employees, partners and friends. Are you afraid of promoting yourself? W...
  • Caregiver Support - Readers Share Ideas for Caregiver Support Created: Sunday, August 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Caring for someone with a phobia can be draining. You may feel obligated to be on-call in case your loved one runs across his object of fear. You might spend hours talking him down and giving endle...
  • Coping With Hypochondriasis - Readers Share Stories of Coping With Hypochondriasis Created: Thursday, July 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Hypochondriasis, also known as hypochondria, can be loosely defined as the fear of illness. It can be difficult to diagnose, as sufferers generally experience real physical symptoms. Some people wi...
  • Fear of Stairs - Reader Experiences With Fear of Stairs Created: Thursday, June 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Bathmophobia, or fear of slopes and stairs, is a relative rare but potentially devastating phobia. Some people are afraid only of particularly steep grades, while others are unable to face even a f...
  • Surviving a Disaster - Readers Share Stories of Surviving a Disaster Created: Friday, June 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Surviving a disaster leaves an indelible imprint that cannot be erased. Whether you sheltered in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina, fought your way through a debris field on September 11, or s...
  • PTSD and Phobias - Readers Share Stories of Coping With PTSD and Phobias Created: Friday, June 24, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is the most commonly seen mental health disorder after a trauma or disaster. But it is not the only disorder that you may be at risk for. Have you survived a...
  • Cibophobia or Fear of Food - Readers Share Stories of Cibophobia Created: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Cibophobia, or the fear of food, can have devastating impacts on your quality of life. Like many phobias, untreated cibophobia might start with a single food avoidance and gradually spiral into the...
  • Cemetery Tombstones - Readers Share Stories of the Fear of Cemetery Tombstones Created: Monday, May 30, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Placophobia, or the fear of cemetery tombstones, can occur alone or as part of a larger fear of death. It can be life-limiting, causing sufferers to skip funerals and take circuitous routes to avoi...
  • Child Phobia Medications - Reader Experiences With Child Phobia Medications Created: Saturday, May 28, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    The use of medications to treat childhood phobias is controversial. Some doctors and parents swear by the effects, while others argue that therapy is less dangerous and at least as effective. Is yo...
  • Using Laughter to Beat Fear - Readers Share Stories of Using Laughter to Beat Fear Created: Friday, May 27, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Like a boggart in the Harry Potter series, fear has no power when replaced with another emotion. Laughter is a powerful weapon in our fight to defeat our fears. Have you successfully used laughter ...
  • Play Therapy Stories - Parents Share Experiences With Play Therapy Created: Saturday, May 14, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Play therapy, in which the therapist literally enters into play with the child, is baffling to many parents. While play therapy is a well-established form of treatment, it does appear highly unconv...

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