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Friday, July 31, 2009

OCD can explode in times of stress!

OCD can explode in times of stress or even times of great change (most change, whether positive or negative, is stressful).

Although, for those neurobiologically set up with OCD, many have not experienced symptoms that have interfered with their daily lives until experiencing a stressful life event. Examples of stressful events often seen to trigger symptoms include major illness, childbirth and parenting a newborn (often called "Postpartum OCD"), a trauma or an accident, etc..

With a major stressor, OCD can truly explode creating the perspective that it "came out of nowhere". However, generally speaking, the OCD was merely lying dormant, waiting for the right trigger. It can be truly jarring and disrupt life with intense suffering.

Hence, public awareness of OCD is vital, so that those suffering in silence and lack of knowledge about this syndrome can get the help they need.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Phobias Can Take Many Shapes

Phobias can take many shapes. This essentially means that fear and anxiety can attach themselves to any stimuli, so even if you think your fear has never been heard of - think again.

Here's a list of some rarely publicized phobias:

Coulrophobia = fear of clowns
Ophidiophobia = fear of snakes
Astraphobia = fear of thunder and lightning
Trypanophobia = fear of injections
Anthrophobia = fear of flowers
Atychiphobia = fear of failure
Barophobia = fear of gravity
Bibliophobia = fear of books
Ephebiphobia = fear of teenagers
Genuphobia = fear of knees
Octophobia = fear of the figure 8
Podophobia = fear of feet

. . . and there are so many more. So don't be ashamed over what you fear. Phobias can take many shapes based on conditioning and other factors. It's what you do about your fear that counts!

Follow this link for information on how to break free of phobias

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