Phobias News

Tiny Neural Circuits Manage Fear’s Flow

November 11th, 2010
Brains Fear TightropeSome define fear as an emotional response to a perceived threat. We know fear increases heart rate, clenches the stomach, tightens the throat and freezes muscles in place. New research finds that ...

Aggressive Parenting May Harm Child’s Emotional Health

September 22nd, 2010
Aggressive Parenting May Harm Childs Emotional HealthA new study underway hopes to determine whether or not grabbing a child firmly by the arm, yelling and repeatedly punishing him or her ...

Some Mood Disorders Stay with Us As We Age

May 6th, 2010
Some Mood Disorders Stay with Us as We AgeAlthough the number of new diagnoses of mood and anxiety disorders appear to decline with age, the conditions remain common in ...

Animal Behavior Similar to Human Response

January 15th, 2010
Animal Behavior Similar to Human ResponseResearchers frequently use animal models to study how an intervention influences behavior. Often, the value of the research depends on how well the animal behavior mimics or replicates ...

Teens with Mental Health Issues May Develop Online Addiction

October 6th, 2009
Teens with Mental Health Issues May Develop Online Addiction A new report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine posits that adolescents with psychiatric symptoms may be more likely to develop an "Internet ...

School Program Prevents Date Violence Among Teens

August 6th, 2009
School Program Prevents Date Violence Among Teens A ninth grade program that informs students on healthy relationships appears to reduce adolescent dating violence and increase condom use two and a half years later. The effects ...

Smart People Make Wise Economic Choices

April 28th, 2009
People with higher measures of cognitive ability are more likely to make good choices in several different types of economic decisions. A University of Minnesota study, set to be published online in the Proceedings of ...

Innovative Therapy Reduces Child Phobias

March 30th, 2009
Innovative Therapy Reduces Child PhobiasChild phobias have often been discounted, as many believe childhood fears and anxiety are normal and can be outgrown. However, new findings challenge this view. "Children who are not ...

A Drug To Block Fears?

March 25th, 2009
A receptor for glutamate, the most prominent neurotransmitter in the brain, plays a key role in the process of "unlearning." Writing in the current issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, scientists at ...

Migraines Often Linked to Mood Disorders

January 24th, 2009
Migraines Often Linked to Mood DisordersEmerging evidence suggests migraine headaches can precede the onset of mental disorders. "Together, migraine and mental disorders cause more impairment than alone," said lead study author Gregory Ratcliffe. "Patients who have one condition ...