Phobias

Fear Of Holes: What You Need To Know About Trypophobia

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada Living

Warning: holes ahead!

Know The Difference Between Feeling Anxious And Anxiety Disorder

Sandy Kiaizadeh | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Living
Sandy Kiaizadeh

We all feel worried or anxious at times; that's what makes us human. Anxiety can be a healthy internal warning system for us to pay attention to something important. It's our body's way of signalling to us that something matters and needs to be done.

5 Reasons To Talk About Mental Illness

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

In mental illness, we are constantly mixing apples and oranges. The causes are not the same and neither are the treatments. When we lump them together we create more confusion. And when there is lack of clarity, we tend to fill the gaps in knowledge with myths, superstitions, and mistaken attributions. That's when the quacks come out.

Your Fear Of Not Always Having Your Phone Is All Too Real

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 10.30.2015 | Canada Living

"It's a feeling I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy."

How I Overcame My Fear of Needles

Lisa Jackson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Canada Living
Lisa Jackson

When I was nine, I had a bad experience while in the hospital with scarlet fever. A nurse restrained me and abruptly poked a needle into my arm, inflicting a pain that felt worse than a bee sting. I avoided having blood taken for the next 20 years, even if it meant risking my health.

Is Fear Holding You Back From The Life You Want?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.24.2012 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

My fear of flying grew into a phobia and this phobia became an obstacle to living the kind of life I wanted for myself. I couldn't get on a plane without taking my anti-anxiety medication. My fear of flying no longer belonged in the "quirk" category -- it made me feel anxious and out-of-control. Those feelings of blind panic took over my whole mind and body and I was unable to override them with conscious thought or reason.

Who's Afraid Of The Dark? Some Insomniacs Are

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - For some people with insomnia, the source of their sleeplessness may be an unexpected one.New Canadian research suggests fear of the dark ma...

Friday The 13th And Unusual Phobias

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Living

Quick Study [kwik stuhd-ee]: The Huffington Post Canada's tips to make your life a little sweeter, five minutes at a time. Think of it as a cheatsheet...