Category Archives: Understanding Phobias

Learn how to understand phobias means you can learn to live with them.

Phobias, out of sight, out of mind?

When you bear in mind the number of people who suffer from phobias and other connected conditions such as depression and anxiety, why are people so reluctant to understand and appreciate the struggles of sufferers? Independent estimates suggest that 350 million people around the world suffer from depression but still it remains a hidden illness?…
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Phobias and the power of the mind

If you suffer from a phobia it is very easy to get wrapped up in the moment and fail to understand what has brought on your phobia or what has made a difficult situation sometimes intolerable. When you are in the middle of a severe phobia attack, or anxiety takes over, your mind can play…
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Is teeth grinding a sign of social phobias?

A report published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation cast a very interesting light on social phobias and their impact upon different elements of your life. It seems that there is a direct link between teeth grinding and social phobias which was addressed in the research programme recently published in the above journal. So, what…
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Is mental health stigma impacted by wealth?

It may seem something of a bizarre question but there is a growing belief that the stigma of mental health is impacted in some way by an individual’s wealth. There is the old saying that somebody with money and mental health issues is described as "eccentric" while someone in the same situation but struggling financially…
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