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Eileen Bailey

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Pseudodysphagia: The Fear of Choking

Pseudodysphagia is the fear of choking. Those with this phobia are often afraid of swallowing, but not because of the process of swallowing. Instead, they are afraid that swallowing will lead to choking. The fear of swallowing, phagophobia, is different. Pseudodysphagia can become so severe that it causes malnutrition and malnourishment,... Read moreChevron
posted 07/29/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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What Causes Health Anxiety?

When a person experiences persistently high levels of anxiety, usually for six months or longer, and the focus of this anxiety is on their own or a loved one’s health, they may be suffering from health anxiety. A feature of health anxiety is that it often exists in the face of evidence that suggests nothing is wrong. So how does it develop... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Jerry Kennard

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How Health Anxiety Affects Everyone

In a previous post I asked, do you suffer from health anxiety? Then I outlined some of the characteristics of health anxiety. In this post I’m touching on the way health anxiety can affect not only the sufferer, but also the lives of those around them.   A person with health anxieties worries a lot and because of this the immediate... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Could Long-term Problem After Concussion Really Be PTSD?

After a concussion, some patients exhibit what is known as post-concussion syndrome (PCS) for several months. This includes symptoms such as difficulty thinking clearly, difficulty concentrating, confusion, dizziness, sensitivity to light and noise, irritability, sadness, sleep problems and headache. It turns out, according to a recent study, that... Read moreChevron
posted 07/21/2014, comments (0)|
Eileen Bailey

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Tips for Overcoming the Fear of Flying

If you are afraid of flying in a plane, you aren’t alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 6.5 percent of people in the United States have a phobia, or fear, of traveling on an airplane, called aviophobia or aerophobia. Other experts place this number much higher, saying that up to one-fourth of all people... Read moreChevron
posted 07/15/2014, comments (0)|

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