What Can Cause a Phobia to Develop?

Phobias are not always taken seriously, but they can really have painful effects on your life. While some people can live with their fears, others find themselves overwhelmed by them. Find out about phobias and their development here!

Sleeping May Have an Effect on Your Phobia

It's not a new idea that what you experience during sleep can affect you when you are awake; think back to the self-help tapes people used to play over night to improve their confidence. But how does your sleep affect your anxiety? Read about it here.

How to Protect Yourself from Contagious Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety and stress may be highly contagious, but contracting them doesn't have to be automatic. Check out ways to keep yourself safe!

How to Tell If You Have An Anxiety Disorder

Do you think you can tell the difference between regular stress and an anxiety disorder? Would you know where to go if you did think you had an anxiety disorder? Find out how to recognize and cope with anxiety here!

Learning to Face Your Fears: Phobia Treatment

It's surprising how much the fear of a single object can dominate one's life. Phobias can keep people from living the life they want to, making them feel unable to try new things. Find out what treatments are being investigated for people who have phobias.

Chronic Stress May Cause Further Anxiety

Feeling stressed out all the time, or even most of the time, can take a toll on your body. You've probably experienced this before: sleepless nights, poor concentration, and unstable moods can all result from too much stress. But how does stress affect your brain?

Trypophobia: Surprisingly Unsettling Fear You’ve Never Heard Of

If you have emetophobia, you know that most people have never heard of it. A phobia can be a lot harder to deal with when it is not very well studied or understood. Find out about another unusual fear that can dominate someone's life.

Is Your Brain Equipped to Reduce Your Anxiety?

Certain parts of your brain are associated with increased anxiety and worry. But could your brain also contain what it needs to reduce anxiety? Read what researchers have found here.