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Arachnophobia and Fear of Other Insects: Efficacy and ...
The pathological fear of animals, spiders, bugs, mice, cats, or snakes, among others, can be severe enough to be considered a specific phobia according to the ...



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Eight-legged fear
San Mateo Daily Journal
Ten percent of Americans are affected by phobias (per the American Psychiatric Association), 40 percent of which relate to animals, and fear of spiders (arachnophobia) ranks high on that list (along with other bugs, snakes, bats, mice). (Arachnophobia ...

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Will Magnets and VR Cure Your Weird Phobia?
Popular Mechanics
Previous research has found that this type of therapy can be effective in treating depression, and the researchers felt that it might prove useful in curing phobias as well. "We knew from previous studies that a specific region in the frontal lobe of ...


TV show triggers little-known phobia
Among the first to study the fear were psychological scientists Arnold Wilkins and Geoff Cole of the University of Essex in Colchester, England. In a paper published in 2013, they presented the theory that many of the world's most dangerous animals ...
Trypophobia: A fear of holes, bumps and clustersWZVN-TV

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Magnetic therapy to treat phobias
The Hindu
Stimulating the brain with magnetic fields can help people overcome anxiety disorder and irrational phobias such as fear of heights or spiders, a study has found. Anxiety disorders and fears can sometimes affect people to a point that they are unable ...

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Lose your fears through virtual reality - how technology can help ease phobias
Whether it's arachnophobia, claustrophobia or agoraphobia, a phobia can be debilitating to your everyday life. In the UK, a 2014 YouGov survey revealed it's heights that cause the British public the most anxiety with vertigo leaving nearly 58% of ...

The Jerusalem Post

Israeli university study counters Freud on link between OCD, IQ
The Jerusalem Post
A study conducted at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev – with colleagues from the Ruppin Academic Center near Netanya, Texas State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – is believed to be the first analysis of existing data ...

Toronto Sun

M-103 weaponizes what a 'phobia' is
Toronto Sun
A phobia is a type of anxiety disorder, defined by an excessive and irrational fear of an object or situation. It's a medical condition, and clinical psychologists study the impact of this persistent and often debilitating illness. But what was once a ...

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People with a phobia of HOLES are horrified by new American Horror Story ads that show a gruesome holey tongue ...
The Sun
Meanwhile another dramatic shot features a creepy woman missing part of her scalp with a beehive covered in deep, dark holes for a brain. While it is yet to be officially defined as a condition, a study in Psychological Science has estimated that ...
American Horror Story: Cult: Why is Ally afraid of small holes?
'American Horror Story: Cult' Isn't Only for a Liberal AudienceHollywood Reporter

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Digital Trends

Afraid of heights? Scientists might be able to fix that — with magnets and VR
Digital Trends
Could a combination of virtual reality and transcranial magnetic stimulation — in which specific regions of the brain are stimulated using a targeted magnetic field — help people overcome anxieties and phobias, such as a fear of heights? Researchers ...

Solano Coalition for Better Health: Meditation can help in many ways
Vallejo Times Herald
Two studies of mindfulness meditation found decreased depression in more than 4,600 adults. Less stress also translates to less anxiety, including mental health issues like social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors. Harvard ...



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