1) "Usually, a child has an initial traumatic experience of being forcibly held down by medical personnel and poked with needles without any effort on the part of medical personnel to relieve their pain or anxiety," says Jerry Emanuelson, science writer, Futurescience LLC, Colorado Springs, CO, who is also a self-proclaimed needle phobic
with an informative website: "The Needle Phobia Page" (www.
Hippopotomonstrosequippedaliophobia can leave sufferers with all manner of unpleasant, phobic
symptoms such as shortness of breath, rapid breathing irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea and overall feelings of dread.
The fear experienced by a phobic
and a non-phobic
is exactly the same when our well-being is threatened, but the only difference between appropriate fear and a phobia is what switches the fear response on.
in the negative framing group predicted significantly less anxiety than those in the positive framing group.
Assessment with various tools came to the same conclusion: Social phobics
have worse impairment than do patients with other anxiety disorders, and similar or worse impairment than patients with major medical illnesses including diabetes and congestive heart failure.
In addition to informational pages and links devoted to phobias and treatment, the site also includes a portal for up-to-the-minute weather updates, tips for reducing anxiety and securing safety during severe weather events, and an online chat page for storm phobics
to discuss their conditions with each other.
This is why I support the Nation al Phobics
Society to try and get as much publicity as possible to help knock down the barriers still associated with stress and mental illness.
of all cultures sometimes get over their problem, but not at once.
She lurches from charmers to commitment phobics
, from sexy young French men to drugs, until she learns what really makes romance, what happiness is and the unlikely places where it can be found.