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The Best Way to Conquer Fear? Sleep on It

A new technique makes it possible to sleep away your fears. The research, which was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, showed for the first time that...

The Drama of the Anxious Child

Childhood anxiety is on the rise at every level, from fear of monsters under the bed to severe anxiety disorders

Tell Us Your Story

I commend you for your report on phobias [SCIENCE, April 2]. I have four of them--fear of bridges, heights, clowns and crickets. Your story adequately covered...

Overcoming Phobias.

Let's get this out of the way right up front: I'm afraid of people eating. Some people are scared of snakes or flying or heights or other things that can...

What Are We Afraid Of?

We use search engines for a variety of tasks; from locating that hard-to-find toner cartridge for an obsolete printer, that last informational nugget for a...

Doctor's Orders: Jun. 13, 2005

THE SPRAY-ON TRUST-ME HORMONE In a study of 200 students playing a game with real money, researchers found that the hormone oxytocin, applied as a nasal spray,...

Fear Not!

It's not easy moving through the world when you're terrified of electricity. "Donna," 45, a writer, knows that better than most. Get her in the vicinity of an...

Anxiety: What You Can Do

BEHAVIORAL THERAPY When the brain sets anxiety alarms ringing, our first inclination is to find the off switch. Behavioral scientists take the opposite approach...

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