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, [...]

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