During exposure therapy, an effective and common treatment for anxiety disorders, the patient confronts a fear or memory of a traumatic event in a safe environment that leads to a gradual loss of fear.
When a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle rigged with 300-kg of explosives in a Hazara Shia neighbourhood in this southwestern Pakistani city in January, Sher Mohammed, his friends spent the next few hours collecting body parts.
Michael Jackson had reportedly anticipated his own death by getting shot on stage, several weeks before the fatal drug overdose and even said his final goodbyes to friends and family, a confidante has revealed.
Researchers have found a way to calm fears with a drug that alters brain chemistry and help in understanding people at risk of anxiety disorders, including those suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A new study has shown that people with frontotemporal dementia, one of the most common forms of the condition, are more likely to lose the ability to recognise negative emotions, such as anger, fear and disgust, than positive emotions such as happiness.