Anxiety Disorders

Americans Say They View Mental and Physical Health As Equally Important

A recent Harris Poll survey about attitudes toward mental health was conducted on behalf of the Anxiety and Depression Associations of America, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Alliance for Suicide Prevention. Over 2,000 US adults over 18 responded. Results revealed that “ majority (65%) of U.S. adults has seen a primary care […]

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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Unified Approach To Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Effective In Anxiety Disorders

New research finds that using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) combined with a “transdiagnostic” approach allows therapists to apply one set of principles across anxiety all disorders and provides the most improvement. Peter Norton, PhD, associate professor in clinical psychology and director of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic at the University of Houston, after a decade of research […]

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Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Some people take fear of Friday the 13th or paraskevidekatriaphobia very seriously. The year 2012 is an especially bad year for those who fear this day. Most years have one or two Friday the 13ths, but this year, there are three. And, they are 13 weeks apart. (January 13th, April 13th, July 13th). It is […]

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By R Kennedy | Anxiety Disorders . Phobia
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