Specific Phobias

Phobia Names: Why Can’t We Just Agree?

33 Comments – Posted in: Phobias

Why are there so many names for phobias? Why can't we just agree on one for each? If you have the fear of newness or novelty, you get to choose among 8 terms: Cainophobia, Cainotophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, Kainolophobia, Kainophobia, Kainotophobia, and Neophobia. The fear of being touched has 6 names to describe it, and the [...]

Suicide and Anxiety Disorders: What Is the Risk?

96 Comments – Posted in: Anxiety

Suicidal behavior has not been associated with the Anxiety Disorders alone until recently. It has long been known that as many as 90 percent of suicides in the United States are associated with mental illness, especially substance abuse disorders, schizophrenia, and mood disorders such as depression. Up to 75 percent of all people with depression, [...]

Anxiety and Depression: Two Sides of the Same Coin?

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Modern psychiatry has long held that Anxiety Disorder and depression are two distinct conditions.  However, in the real world, many suffer from both. Surveys show that half of Anxiety Disorder sufferers also have symptoms of clinical depression. And 60-70 percent of people with major depression also have an Anxiety Disorder.  Evidence is growing that they [...]

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