“Obsessive, persistent, intense fear of open places” What is Agoraphobia? Agoraphobia involves intense fear or anxiety in the agoraphobic situation, such as in public transportation, open/closed places, or crowded areas, especially being alone. The individuals continuously tend to fear or avoid these… Read More

Gender Dysphoria

What is Gender Dysphoria? Gender Dysphoria is also known as transsexualism or most recently, transgender. It has gained media attention in recent years, when celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have come out. In previous editions of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM),… Read More

Social Phobia

Statistics shows that about 3.7 percent of the U.S. population ages 18 to 54 — approximately 5.3 million Individuals – are diagnosed with a social phobia each year. Social phobia occurs in women twice as often as in men, although there is a higher volume of men that seek help… Read More
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