Mental & Emotional Health
September 6, 2020

Overcoming a Needle Phobia

“Oh, I can’t donate blood – I am terrified of needles!” You are not alone. In fact, trypanophobia, or fear of needles is one of the top 10 most common phobias. But, sooner or later, you may end up in a situation where you really need to get an injection. Then what?
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Mental & Emotional Health
March 7, 2018

This is how your body handles fear

Fear is an involuntarily reaction to potential threats. Think of it as your body’s way of surviving. Your brain activates certain reactions when your senses detect a threat: the reactions in your body, is what you experience as fear. When that happens, you’re faced with two options: run for your life or fight and give it your best shot. This is a common reaction amongst mammals. It’s known as the fight or flight response. When you face your phobia of dogs, heights, lightning or dolls, a part of your brain regulates fear within the temporal lobes known as the amygdala.…
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General knowledge
May 3, 2017

5 personality quirks that are medical conditions

Do you have one of these strange personality quirks? We all have that small tic or odd habit that makes us unique. But yours may, in fact, be a medical disorder. Read below and find out whether you check any of these boxes! 1. Paruresis You're standing next to another guy at the urinal, and...nothing. You start feeling self-conscious, try to relax, but still: nothing. Your bladder has stage-fright, also known as paruresis. Paruresis is also called ‘shy bladder syndrome’, and it means that you’re not able to urinate when people are around. This has nothing to do with your…
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