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Specific phobia is an intense, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Although adults with phobias may realize that these fears are irrational, even thinking about facing the feared object or situation brings on severe anxiety symptoms.
Wiki Number: 46 Specific Phobia
US Patients: 10% extreme avoidance of someone or something
World Patients: 12% sometime in life
Sex Ratio: M1;W2
Age Onset: Children diagnosed with a specific phobia are likely to have life-long psychological problems.
Brain Area:May have inceased autonomic nervous-muscle tension, sweating or desire to leave the situation.
Symptoms: an anxiety disorder with irrational fear linked to a specific object or situation.
Progression: These affect work, daily routines and relationships. They may show discomfort, fear or panic.
Medications: Some medications are used.
Therapies: cognitive, exposure, flooding, modeling, or systematic desensitization.
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- Fear of Pain as a Predictor for Postoperative Pain Intensity among the Patients Undergoing Thoracoscopic Surgeryby Yang Luo on June 27, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: Both trait FOP and state FOP were associated with higher postoperative pain reports after thoracic surgery. Trait FOP influences postoperative pain through the mediating effect of state FOP.
- Childhood trauma and its impact on depressive and anxiety symptomatology in adulthood: A 6-year longitudinal studyby Erika Kuzminskaite on June 27, 2022
CONCLUSIONS: CT is a risk factor for depressive and anxiety symptomatology across all dimensions and enduring over multiple years. Screening for CT is essential to identify individuals at risk for more severe and chronic manifestations of affective disorders.
- Animal eMotion, or the emotional evaluation of moving animalsby Filipp Schmidt on June 24, 2022
Responding adequately to the behaviour of human and non-human animals in our environment has been crucial for our survival. This is also reflected in our exceptional capacity to detect and interpret biological motion signals. However, even though our emotions have specifically emerged as automatic adaptive responses to such vital stimuli, few studies investigated the influence of biological motion on emotional evaluations. Here, we test how the motion of animals affects emotional judgements by...
- China's Rise as an Advanced Technological Society and the Rise of Digital Orientalismby Josef Gregory Mahoney on June 22, 2022
As China has risen as an advanced technological society, a new type of Orientalism-Digital Orientalism-has likewise emerged. Using historical materialism, this paper details these developments, including China's change from a civilization-state to modern nation-state and its transition from a technical state to an advanced technological society, closing the technology gap that had left it vulnerable to foreign aggression and continued forms of international dominance and hegemony. It reviews and...