By Peter Sergo | Fri, 12/06/2013 - 15:26
An inhibitory circuit in the brains of people with social anxiety disorder fails to control their sense of dread, an Austrian MRI study finds.
By Chris Weller | Fri, 11/29/2013 - 17:35
Scientists have pinpointed the gene behind panic disorder's hallmark fear-related memory production.
By Anthony Rivas | Mon, 09/16/2013 - 20:39
If someone told you to touch an electrical outlet, would you do it? What if they did it first? One new study suggests that watching others do something you fear could help you overcome it.
By John Ericson | Tue, 09/03/2013 - 19:31
Terrified of honeycombs, lotus seed pods, and corals? Long dismissed as a facetious hype, trypophobia may be a very real condition.
By Christie Rizk | Mon, 05/20/2013 - 16:51
Despite the Indian Health Service's vast prevention and treatment efforts, the stigma surrounding HIV on the Navajo reservation remains a hindrance.
By Ashik Siddique | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 00:12
Wide-eyed facial expressions of fear serve both sensory and social evolutionary benefits, according to new research: enlarging the visual field to spot threats, and orienting observers to the source of danger.
By Ashik Siddique | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 19:33
Kendra Wilkinson quits the diving reality show “Splash!” because of her fear of heights. What causes acrophobia, and how is it treated?
By Makini Brice | Tue, 11/06/2012 - 15:31
It's taken for granted that animals can smell extreme emotions like fear, but can humans?
By Makini Brice | Thu, 09/20/2012 - 15:40
It's been the hope of so many people suffering from traumatic or embarrassing memories: what if they could just erase them?
By Amber Moore | Wed, 09/05/2012 - 16:26
Describing fear in a negative way can lower anxiety and improve response to phobias, a new study says.