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Insomnia caused by fear of the dark?

Canadian researchers say that an adult fear of the dark may be a contributing factor in cases of insomnia. The findings, based upon a study of a small group of Toronto college students, were presented this week at the SLEEP 2012 conference in Boston. Taryn Moss, the study’s lead author, said that nearly half of […]

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New Physiological Evidence For Social Anxiety Disorder

Using single-photon emission computed tomography; Dutch researchers were able to detect biochemical differences in the brains of individuals with generalized social anxiety disorder (social phobia), providing evidence of a long-suspected biological cause for the dysfunction. Reported in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, the study compared densities of elements of the serotonin and dopamine neurotransmitter systems […]

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