Saturday, February 16, 2013

Phobias A-Z

A-


Ablutophobia- Fear of washing or bathing.

Acarophobia- Fear of itching or of the insects that cause itching.

Acerophobia- Fear of sourness.

Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.

Acousticophobia- Fear of noise.

Acrophobia- Fear of heights.

Aerophobia- Fear of drafts, air swallowing, or airbourne noxious substances.

Aeroacrophobia- Fear of open high places.

Aeronausiphobia- Fear of vomiting secondary to airsickness.

Agateophobia- Fear of insanity.

Agliophobia- Fear of pain.

Agoraphobia- Fear of open spaces or of being in crowded, public places like markets. Fear of leaving a safe place.

Agraphobia- Fear of sexual abuse.

Agrizoophobia- Fear of wild animals.

Agyrophobia- Fear of streets or crossing the street.

Aichmophobia- Fear of needles or pointed objects.

Ailurophobia- Fear of cats.

Albuminurophobia- Fear of kidney disease.

Alektorophobia- Fear of chickens.

Algophobia- Fear of pain.

Alliumphobia- Fear of garlic.

Allodoxaphobia- Fear of opinions.

Altophobia- Fear of heights.

Amathophobia- Fear of dust.

Amaxophobia- Fear of riding in a car.

Ambulophobia- Fear of walking.

Amnesiphobia- Fear of amnesia.

Amychophobia- Fear of scratches or being scratched.

Anablephobia- Fear of looking up.

Ancraophobia- Fear of wind. (Anemophobia)

Androphobia- Fear of men.

Anemophobia- Fear of air drafts or wind.(Ancraophobia)

Anginophobia- Fear of angina, choking or narrowness.

Anglophobia- Fear of England or English culture, etc.

Angrophobia - Fear of anger or of becoming angry.

Ankylophobia- Fear of immobility of a joint.

Anthrophobia or Anthophobia- Fear of flowers.

Anthropophobia- Fear of people or society.

Antlophobia- Fear of floods.

Anuptaphobia- Fear of staying single.

Apeirophobia- Fear of infinity.

Aphenphosmphobia- Fear of being touched. (Haphephobia)

Apiphobia- Fear of bees.

Apotemnophobia- Fear of persons with amputations.

Arachibutyrophobia- Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia- Fear of spiders.

Arithmophobia- Fear of numbers.

Arrhenphobia- Fear of men.

Arsonphobia- Fear of fire.

Asthenophobia- Fear of fainting or weakness.

Astraphobia or Astrapophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Ceraunophobia, Keraunophobia)

Astrophobia- Fear of stars or celestial space.

Asymmetriphobia- Fear of asymmetrical things.

Ataxiophobia- Fear of ataxia. (muscular incoordination)

Ataxophobia- Fear of disorder or untidiness.

Atelophobia- Fear of imperfection.

Atephobia- Fear of ruin or ruins.

Athazagoraphobia- Fear of being forgotton or ignored or forgetting.

Atomosophobia- Fear of atomic explosions.

Atychiphobia- Fear of failure.

Aulophobia- Fear of flutes.

Aurophobia- Fear of gold.

Auroraphobia- Fear of Northern lights.

Autodysomophobia- Fear of one that has a vile odor.

Automatonophobia- Fear of ventriloquist's dummies, animatronic creatures, wax statues - anything that falsly represents a sentient being.

Automysophobia- Fear of being dirty.

Autophobia- Fear of being alone or of oneself.

Aviophobia or Aviatophobia- Fear of flying.





B-


Bacillophobia- Fear of microbes.

Bacteriophobia- Fear of bacteria.

Ballistophobia- Fear of missiles or bullets.

Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks.

Barophobia- Fear of gravity.

Basophobia or Basiphobia- Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.

Bathmophobia- Fear of stairs or steep slopes.

Bathophobia- Fear of depth.

Batophobia- Fear of heights or being close to high buildings.

Batrachophobia- Fear of amphibians, such as frogs, newts, salamanders, etc.

Belonephobia- Fear of pins and needles. (Aichmophobia)

Bibliophobia- Fear of books.

Blennophobia- Fear of slime.

Bogyphobia- Fear of bogeys or the bogeyman.

Botanophobia- Fear of plants.

Bromidrosiphobia or Bromidrophobia- Fear of body smells.

Brontophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.

Bufonophobia- Fear of toads.




C-


Cacophobia- Fear of ugliness.

Cainophobia or Cainotophobia- Fear of newness, novelty.

Caligynephobia- Fear of beautiful women.

Cancerophobia or Carcinophobia- Fear of cancer.

Cardiophobia- Fear of the heart.

Carnophobia- Fear of meat.

Catagelophobia- Fear of being ridiculed.

Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high and low places.

Cathisophobia- Fear of sitting.

Catoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors.

Cenophobia or Centophobia- Fear of new things or ideas.

Ceraunophobia or Keraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)

Chaetophobia- Fear of hair.

Cheimaphobia or Cheimatophobia- Fear of cold.(Frigophobia, Psychophobia)

Chemophobia- Fear of chemicals or working with chemicals.

Cherophobia- Fear of gaiety.

Chionophobia- Fear of snow.

Chiraptophobia- Fear of being touched.

Chirophobia- Fear of hands.

Chiroptophobia- Fear of bats.

Cholerophobia- Fear of anger or the fear of cholera.

Chorophobia- Fear of dancing.

Chrometophobia or Chrematophobia- Fear of money.

Chromophobia or Chromatophobia- Fear of colors.

Chronophobia- Fear of time.

Chronomentrophobia- Fear of clocks.

Cibophobia- Fear of food.(Sitophobia, Sitiophobia)

Claustrophobia- Fear of confined spaces.

Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia- Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.

Cleptophobia- Fear of stealing.

Climacophobia- Fear of stairs, climbing, or of falling downstairs.

Clinophobia- Fear of going to bed.

Clithrophobia or Cleithrophobia- Fear of being enclosed.

Cnidophobia- Fear of stings.

Cometophobia- Fear of comets.

Coimetrophobia- Fear of cemeteries.

Coitophobia- Fear of coitus.

Contreltophobia- Fear of sexual abuse.

Coprastasophobia- Fear of constipation.

Coprophobia- Fear of feces.

Consecotaleophobia- Fear of chopsticks.

Coulrophobia- Fear of clowns.

Counterphobia- The preference by a phobic for fearful situations.

Cremnophobia- Fear of precipices.

Cryophobia- Fear of extreme cold, ice or frost.

Crystallophobia- Fear of crystals or glass.

Cyberphobia- Fear of computers or working on a computer.

Cyclophobia- Fear of bicycles.

Cymophobia or Kymophobia- Fear of waves or wave like motions.

Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies.

Cypridophobia or Cypriphobia or Cyprianophobia or Cyprinophobia - Fear of prostitutes or venereal disease.


D-


Decidophobia- Fear of making decisions.

Defecaloesiophobia- Fear of painful bowels movements.

Deipnophobia- Fear of dining or dinner conversations.

Dementophobia- Fear of insanity.

Demonophobia or Daemonophobia- Fear of demons.

Demophobia- Fear of crowds. (Agoraphobia)

Dendrophobia- Fear of trees.

Dentophobia- Fear of dentists.

Dermatophobia- Fear of skin lesions.

Dermatosiophobia or Dermatophobia or Dermatopathophobia- Fear of skin disease.

Dextrophobia- Fear of objects at the right side of the body.

Diabetophobia- Fear of diabetes.

Didaskaleinophobia- Fear of going to school.

Dikephobia- Fear of justice.

Dinophobia- Fear of dizziness or whirlpools.

Diplophobia- Fear of double vision.

Dipsophobia- Fear of drinking.

Dishabiliophobia- Fear of undressing in front of someone.

Disposophobia- Fear of throwing stuff out. Hoarding.

Domatophobia- Fear of houses or being in a house.(Eicophobia, Oikophobia)

Doraphobia- Fear of fur or skins of animals.

Doxophobia- Fear of expressing opinions or of receiving praise.

Dromophobia- Fear of crossing streets.

Dutchphobia- Fear of the Dutch.

Dysmorphophobia- Fear of deformity.

Dystychiphobia- Fear of accidents.


E-


Ecclesiophobia- Fear of church.

Ecophobia- Fear of home.

Eicophobia- Fear of home surroundings.(Domatophobia, Oikophobia)

Eisoptrophobia- Fear of mirrors or of seeing oneself in a mirror.

Electrophobia- Fear of electricity.

Eleutherophobia- Fear of freedom.

Elurophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia)

Emetophobia- Fear of vomiting.

Enetophobia- Fear of pins.

Enochlophobia- Fear of crowds.

Enosiophobia or Enissophobia- Fear of having committed an unpardonable sin or of criticism.

Entomophobia- Fear of insects.

Eosophobia- Fear of dawn or daylight.

Ephebiphobia- Fear of teenagers.

Epistaxiophobia- Fear of nosebleeds.

Epistemophobia- Fear of knowledge.

Equinophobia- Fear of horses.

Eremophobia- Fear of being oneself or of lonliness.

Ereuthrophobia- Fear of blushing.

Ergasiophobia- 1) Fear of work or functioning. 2) Surgeon's fear of operating.

Ergophobia- Fear of work.

Erotophobia- Fear of sexual love or sexual questions.

Euphobia- Fear of hearing good news.

Eurotophobia- Fear of female genitalia.

Erythrophobia or Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia- 1) Fear of redlights. 2) Blushing. 3) Red.


F-


Febriphobia or Fibriphobia or Fibriophobia- Fear of fever.

Felinophobia- Fear of cats. (Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Galeophobia, Gatophobia)

Francophobia- Fear of France or French culture. (Gallophobia, Galiophobia)

Frigophobia- Fear of cold or cold things.(Cheimaphobia, Cheimatophobia, Psychrophobia)


G-


Galeophobia or Gatophobia- Fear of cats.

Gallophobia or Galiophobia- Fear France or French culture. (Francophobia)

Gamophobia- Fear of marriage.

Geliophobia- Fear of laughter.

Gelotophobia- Fear of being laughed at.

Geniophobia- Fear of chins.

Genophobia- Fear of sex.

Genuphobia- Fear of knees.

Gephyrophobia or Gephydrophobia or Gephysrophobia- Fear of crossing bridges.

Germanophobia- Fear of Germany or German culture.

Gerascophobia- Fear of growing old.

Gerontophobia- Fear of old people or of growing old.

Geumaphobia or Geumophobia- Fear of taste.

Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.

Gnosiophobia- Fear of knowledge.

Graphophobia- Fear of writing or handwriting.

Gymnophobia- Fear of nudity.

Gynephobia or Gynophobia- Fear of women.


H-


Hadephobia- Fear of hell.

Hagiophobia- Fear of saints or holy things.

Hamartophobia- Fear of sinning.

Haphephobia or Haptephobia- Fear of being touched.

Harpaxophobia- Fear of being robbed.

Hedonophobia- Fear of feeling pleasure.

Heliophobia- Fear of the sun.

Hellenologophobia- Fear of Greek terms or complex scientific terminology.

Helminthophobia- Fear of being infested with worms.

Hemophobia or Hemaphobia or Hematophobia- Fear of blood.

Heresyphobia or Hereiophobia- Fear of challenges to official doctrine or of radical deviation.

Herpetophobia- Fear of reptiles or creepy, crawly things.

Heterophobia- Fear of the opposite sex. (Sexophobia)

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia- Fear of the number 666.

Hierophobia- Fear of priests or sacred things.

Hippophobia- Fear of horses.

Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia- Fear of long words.

Hobophobia- Fear of bums or beggars.

Hodophobia- Fear of road travel.

Hormephobia- Fear of shock.

Homichlophobia- Fear of fog.

Homilophobia- Fear of sermons.

Hominophobia- Fear of men.

Homophobia- Fear of sameness, monotony or of homosexuality or of becoming homosexual.

Hoplophobia- Fear of firearms.

Hydrargyophobia- Fear of mercurial medicines.

Hydrophobia- Fear of water or of rabies.

Hydrophobophobia- Fear of rabies.

Hyelophobia or Hyalophobia- Fear of glass.

Hygrophobia- Fear of liquids, dampness, or moisture.

Hylephobia- Fear of materialism or the fear of epilepsy.

Hylophobia- Fear of forests.

Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia- Fear of responsibility.

Hypnophobia- Fear of sleep or of being hypnotized.

Hypsiphobia- Fear of height.



I


Iatrophobia- Fear of going to the doctor or of doctors.

Ichthyophobia- Fear of fish.

Ideophobia- Fear of ideas.

Illyngophobia- Fear of vertigo or feeling dizzy when looking down.

Iophobia- Fear of poison.

Insectophobia - Fear of insects.

Isolophobia- Fear of solitude, being alone.

Isopterophobia- Fear of termites, insects that eat wood.

Ithyphallophobia- Fear of seeing, thinking about or having an erect penis.




J-


Japanophobia- Fear of Japanese.

Judeophobia- Fear of Jews.


K-


Kainolophobia or Kainophobia- Fear of anything new, novelty.

Kakorrhaphiophobia- Fear of failure or defeat.

Katagelophobia- Fear of ridicule.

Kathisophobia- Fear of sitting down.

Katsaridaphobia- Fear of cockroaches.

Kenophobia- Fear of voids or empty spaces.

Keraunophobia or Ceraunophobia- Fear of thunder and lightning.(Astraphobia, Astrapophobia)

Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia- Fear of movement or motion.

Kleptophobia- Fear of stealing.

Koinoniphobia- Fear of rooms.

Kolpophobia- Fear of genitals, particularly female.

Kopophobia- Fear of fatigue.

Koniophobia- Fear of dust. (Amathophobia)

Kosmikophobia- Fear of cosmic phenomenon.

Kymophobia- Fear of waves. (Cymophobia)

Kynophobia- Fear of rabies.

Kyphophobia- Fear of stooping.


L-


Lachanophobia- Fear of vegetables.

Laliophobia or Lalophobia- Fear of speaking.

Leprophobia or Lepraphobia- Fear of leprosy.

Leukophobia- Fear of the color white.

Levophobia- Fear of things to the left side of the body.

Ligyrophobia- Fear of loud noises.

Lilapsophobia- Fear of tornadoes and hurricanes.

Limnophobia- Fear of lakes.

Linonophobia- Fear of string.

Liticaphobia- Fear of lawsuits.

Lockiophobia- Fear of childbirth.

Logizomechanophobia- Fear of computers.

Logophobia- Fear of words.

Luiphobia- Fear of lues, syphillis.

Lutraphobia- Fear of otters.

Lygophobia- Fear of darkness.

Lyssophobia- Fear of rabies or of becoming mad.


M-


Macrophobia- Fear of long waits.

Mageirocophobia- Fear of cooking.

Maieusiophobia- Fear of childbirth.

Malaxophobia- Fear of love play. (Sarmassophobia)

Maniaphobia- Fear of insanity.

Mastigophobia- Fear of punishment.

Mechanophobia- Fear of machines.

Medomalacuphobia- Fear of losing an erection.

Medorthophobia- Fear of an erect penis.

Megalophobia- Fear of large things.

Melissophobia- Fear of bees.

Melanophobia- Fear of the color black.

Melophobia- Fear or hatred of music.

Meningitophobia- Fear of brain disease.

Menophobia- Fear of menstruation.

Merinthophobia- Fear of being bound or tied up.

Metallophobia- Fear of metal.

Metathesiophobia- Fear of changes.

Meteorophobia- Fear of meteors.

Methyphobia- Fear of alcohol.

Metrophobia- Fear or hatred of poetry.

Microbiophobia- Fear of microbes. (Bacillophobia)

Microphobia- Fear of small things.

Misophobia or Mysophobia- Fear of being contaminated with dirt or germs.

Mnemophobia- Fear of memories.

Molysmophobia or Molysomophobia- Fear of dirt or contamination.

Monophobia- Fear of solitude or being alone.

Monopathophobia- Fear of definite disease.

Motorphobia- Fear of automobiles.

Mottephobia- Fear of moths.

Musophobia or Muriphobia- Fear of mice.

Mycophobia- Fear or aversion to mushrooms.

Mycrophobia- Fear of small things.

Myctophobia- Fear of darkness.

Myrmecophobia- Fear of ants.

Mythophobia- Fear of myths or stories or false statements.

Myxophobia- Fear of slime. (Blennophobia)




N-


Nebulaphobia- Fear of fog. (Homichlophobia)

Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things.

Nelophobia- Fear of glass.

Neopharmaphobia- Fear of new drugs.

Neophobia- Fear of anything new.

Nephophobia- Fear of clouds.

Noctiphobia- Fear of the night.

Nomatophobia- Fear of names.

Nosocomephobia- Fear of hospitals.

Nosophobia or Nosemaphobia- Fear of becoming ill.

Nostophobia- Fear of returning home.

Novercaphobia- Fear of your step-mother.

Nucleomituphobia- Fear of nuclear weapons.

Nudophobia- Fear of nudity.

Numerophobia- Fear of numbers.

Nyctohylophobia- Fear of dark wooded areas or of forests at night

Nyctophobia- Fear of the dark or of night.


O-


Obesophobia- Fear of gaining weight.(Pocrescophobia)

Ochlophobia- Fear of crowds or mobs.

Ochophobia- Fear of vehicles.

Octophobia - Fear of the figure 8.

Odontophobia- Fear of teeth or dental surgery.

Odynophobia or Odynephobia- Fear of pain. (Algophobia)

Oenophobia- Fear of wines.

Oikophobia- Fear of home surroundings, house.(Domatophobia, Eicophobia)

Olfactophobia- Fear of smells.

Ombrophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.

Ommetaphobia or Ommatophobia- Fear of eyes.

Omphalophobia- Fear of belly buttons.

Oneirophobia- Fear of dreams.

Oneirogmophobia- Fear of wet dreams.

Onomatophobia- Fear of hearing a certain word or of names.

Ophidiophobia- Fear of snakes. (Snakephobia)

Ophthalmophobia- Fear of being stared at.

Opiophobia- Fear medical doctors experience of prescribing needed pain medications for patients.

Optophobia- Fear of opening one's eyes.

Ornithophobia- Fear of birds.

Orthophobia- Fear of property.

Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia- Fear of smells or odors.

Ostraconophobia- Fear of shellfish.

Ouranophobia or Uranophobia- Fear of heaven.





P-


Pagophobia- Fear of ice or frost.

Panthophobia- Fear of suffering and disease.

Panophobia or Pantophobia- Fear of everything.

Papaphobia- Fear of the Pope.

Papyrophobia- Fear of paper.

Paralipophobia- Fear of neglecting duty or responsibility.

Paraphobia- Fear of sexual perversion.

Parasitophobia- Fear of parasites.

Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.

Parthenophobia- Fear of virgins or young girls.

Pathophobia- Fear of disease.

Patroiophobia- Fear of heredity.

Parturiphobia- Fear of childbirth.

Peccatophobia- Fear of sinning or imaginary crimes.

Pediculophobia- Fear of lice.

Pediophobia- Fear of dolls.

Pedophobia- Fear of children.

Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.

Pellagrophobia- Fear of pellagra.

Peniaphobia- Fear of poverty.

Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)

Phagophobia- Fear of swallowing or of eating or of being eaten.

Phalacrophobia- Fear of becoming bald.

Phallophobia- Fear of a penis, esp erect.

Pharmacophobia- Fear of taking medicine.

Phasmophobia- Fear of ghosts.

Phengophobia- Fear of daylight or sunshine.

Philemaphobia or Philematophobia- Fear of kissing.

Philophobia- Fear of falling in love or being in love.

Philosophobia- Fear of philosophy.

Phobophobia- Fear of phobias.

Photoaugliaphobia- Fear of glaring lights.

Photophobia- Fear of light.

Phonophobia- Fear of noises or voices or one's own voice; of telephones.

Phronemophobia- Fear of thinking.

Phthiriophobia- Fear of lice. (Pediculophobia)

Phthisiophobia- Fear of tuberculosis.

Placophobia- Fear of tombstones.

Plutophobia- Fear of wealth.

Pluviophobia- Fear of rain or of being rained on.

Pneumatiphobia- Fear of spirits.

Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia- Fear of choking of being smothered.

Pocrescophobia- Fear of gaining weight. (Obesophobia)

Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.

Poliosophobia- Fear of contracting poliomyelitis.

Politicophobia- Fear or abnormal dislike of politicians.

Polyphobia- Fear of many things.

Poinephobia- Fear of punishment.

Ponophobia- Fear of overworking or of pain.

Porphyrophobia- Fear of the color purple.

Potamophobia- Fear of rivers or running water.

Potophobia- Fear of alcohol.

Pharmacophobia- Fear of drugs.

Proctophobia- Fear of rectums.

Prosophobia- Fear of progress.

Psellismophobia- Fear of stuttering.

Psychophobia- Fear of mind.

Psychrophobia- Fear of cold.

Pteromerhanophobia- Fear of flying.

Pteronophobia- Fear of being tickled by feathers.

Pupaphobia - Fear of puppets.

Pyrexiophobia- Fear of Fever.

Pyrophobia- Fear of fire.




Q-


R-


Radiophobia- Fear of radiation, x-rays.

Ranidaphobia- Fear of frogs.

Rectophobia- Fear of rectum or rectal diseases.

Rhabdophobia- Fear of being severely punished or beaten by a rod, or of being severely criticized. Also fear of magic.(wand)

Rhypophobia- Fear of defecation.

Rhytiphobia- Fear of getting wrinkles.

Rupophobia- Fear of dirt.

Russophobia- Fear of Russians.


S-


Samhainophobia: Fear of Halloween.

Sarmassophobia- Fear of love play. (Malaxophobia)

Satanophobia- Fear of Satan.

Scabiophobia- Fear of scabies.

Scatophobia- Fear of fecal matter.

Scelerophibia- Fear of bad men, burglars.

Sciophobia Sciaphobia- Fear of shadows.

Scoleciphobia- Fear of worms.

Scolionophobia- Fear of school.

Scopophobia or Scoptophobia- Fear of being seen or stared at.

Scotomaphobia- Fear of blindness in visual field.

Scotophobia- Fear of darkness. (Achluophobia)

Scriptophobia- Fear of writing in public.

Selachophobia- Fear of sharks.

Selaphobia- Fear of light flashes.

Selenophobia- Fear of the moon.

Seplophobia- Fear of decaying matter.

Sesquipedalophobia- Fear of long words.

Sexophobia- Fear of the opposite sex. (Heterophobia)

Siderodromophobia- Fear of trains, railroads or train travel.

Siderophobia- Fear of stars.

Sinistrophobia- Fear of things to the left or left-handed.

Sinophobia- Fear of Chinese, Chinese culture.

Sitophobia or Sitiophobia- Fear of food or eating. (Cibophobia)

Snakephobia- Fear of snakes. (Ophidiophobia)

Soceraphobia- Fear of parents-in-law.

Social Phobia- Fear of being evaluated negatively in social situations.

Sociophobia- Fear of society or people in general.

Somniphobia- Fear of sleep.

Sophophobia- Fear of learning.

Soteriophobia - Fear of dependence on others.

Spacephobia- Fear of outer space.

Spectrophobia- Fear of specters or ghosts.

Spermatophobia or Spermophobia- Fear of germs.

Spheksophobia- Fear of wasps.

Stasibasiphobia or Stasiphobia- Fear of standing or walking. (Ambulophobia)

Staurophobia- Fear of crosses or the crucifix.

Stenophobia- Fear of narrow things or places.

Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia- Fear of hell.

Suriphobia- Fear of mice.

Symbolophobia- Fear of symbolism.

Symmetrophobia- Fear of symmetry.

Syngenesophobia- Fear of relatives.

Syphilophobia- Fear of syphilis.


T-


Tachophobia- Fear of speed.

Taeniophobia or Teniophobia- Fear of tapeworms.

Taphephobia Taphophobia- Fear of being buried alive or of cemeteries.

Tapinophobia- Fear of being contagious.

Taurophobia- Fear of bulls.

Technophobia- Fear of technology.

Teleophobia- 1) Fear of definite plans. 2) Religious ceremony.

Telephonophobia- Fear of telephones.

Teratophobia- Fear of bearing a deformed child or fear of monsters or deformed people.

Testophobia- Fear of taking tests.

Tetanophobia- Fear of lockjaw, tetanus.

Teutophobia- Fear of German or German things.

Textophobia- Fear of certain fabrics.

Thaasophobia- Fear of sitting.

Thalassophobia- Fear of the sea.

Thanatophobia or Thantophobia- Fear of death or dying.

Theatrophobia- Fear of theatres.

Theologicophobia- Fear of theology.

Theophobia- Fear of gods or religion.

Thermophobia- Fear of heat.

Tocophobia- Fear of pregnancy or childbirth.

Tomophobia- Fear of surgical operations.

Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder.

Topophobia- Fear of certain places or situations, such as stage fright.

Toxiphobia or Toxophobia or Toxicophobia- Fear of poison or of being accidently poisoned.

Traumatophobia- Fear of injury.

Tremophobia- Fear of trembling.

Trichinophobia- Fear of trichinosis.

Trichopathophobia or Trichophobia- Fear of hair. (Chaetophobia, Hypertrichophobia)

Triskaidekaphobia- Fear of the number 13.

Tropophobia- Fear of moving or making changes.

Trypanophobia- Fear of injections.

Tuberculophobia- Fear of tuberculosis.

Tyrannophobia- Fear of tyrants.




U-


Uranophobia or Ouranophobia- Fear of heaven.

Urophobia- Fear of urine or urinating.


V-


Vaccinophobia- Fear of vaccination.

Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.

Verbophobia- Fear of words.

Verminophobia- Fear of germs.

Vestiphobia- Fear of clothing.

Virginitiphobia- Fear of rape.

Vitricophobia- Fear of step-father.


W-


Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons.

Wiccaphobia: Fear of witches and witchcraft.


X-


Xanthophobia- Fear of the color yellow or the word yellow.

Xenoglossophobia- Fear of foreign languages.

Xenophobia- Fear of strangers or foreigners.

Xerophobia- Fear of dryness.

Xylophobia- 1) Fear of wooden objects. 2) Forests.

Xyrophobia-Fear of razors.

Y-


Z-

Zelophobia- Fear of jealousy.

Zeusophobia- Fear of God or gods.

Zemmiphobia- Fear of the great mole rat.

Zoophobia- Fear of animals.

Psychiatric Disorders

Sigmund Freud's ideas of personality structure play an important role in the understanding of many types of psychiatric disorders. Freud believed that that personality is made up of 3 major parts: the id, the ego,and the  superego. 

THE ID

The id represents the unconscious instincts and psychic energy present from birth. The id contains basic drives that, operating according to the pleasure principle, seek immediate gratification regardless of the reality of the situation. 

THE EGO

The ego is the central coordinating branch of the personality. It is the mediator between the id and the outside world. It is the part of the personality that evaluates and assesses the reality of a situation (reality testing) and, if necessary, postpones the gratification of a need or drive (id) until a satisfactory object or situation arises. The ego is perceived as being "self" by the individual. 

THE SUPEREGO

The superego is the internalized conscience and moral part of the personality. It encompasses the sense of discipline derived from the parental authority and society. Guilt feelings, for example, arises from behavior and thoughts that do not conform to the standards of the superego. 

Freud believed that certain psychological disorders occur when conflicts arise between two or more of these aspects of the personality. Defense mechanisms, such as denial, are techniques people employ to ward off the anxiety produced by these conflicts. For example, a person afflicted with a serious illness may avoid confrontation his or her present or future problems in denial. He or she may refuse to believe the diagnosis, may miss appointments, may neglect medication, or may ignore symptoms, All individuals utilize defense mechanisms to cope with difficult problems. The use of these mechanisms may be regarded as abnormal or normal according to whether that use makes a constructive or destructive contribution to the individual's personality. 

PSYCHOSIS

The term psychosis is frequently used to describe mental illness. A psychosis involves significant impairment of reality testing, with symptoms such as delusions (false beliefs), hallucinations (false sensory perceptions), and bizarre behavior. schizophrenic disorders are examples of psychoses. Patients exhibit a disturbed sense of self, inappropriate affect (emotional reactions), and withdrawal from the external world. 


Some psychiatric disorders that i will be discussing in future blogs are anxiety disorders, delirium, and dementia, dissociative disorders (i spoke about one dissociative disorder previously on my blog), eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, schizophrenia, sexual and gender identity disorders, somatoform disorders, and substance-related disorders. 

Friday, February 15, 2013

What is OCD?

What is OCD?
OCD is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This anxiety disorder enables individuals to have unwanted and repetitive thoughts, feelings, ideas, sensations (obsessions), and compulsions. Usually the individual will perform obsessive rituals to get rid of obsessive thoughts and if rituals are not performed they become intensely anxious. Most individuals who develop OCD show symptoms by age 30.



Obsessions
Washers are afraid of contamination. They usually have cleaning or hand-washing compulsions. Some wash their hands or even their bodies until they bleed. washing can happen every couple of minutes or hours. Some will have to wash or sanitize their hands every single time they touch something. They can have a ritual cleaning at a certain time every day or couple of days.
Checkers repeatedly check things (oven turned off, door locked, etc.) that they associate with harm or danger.
Doubters and sinners are afraid that if everything isn’t perfect or done just right something terrible will happen or they will be punished.
Counters and arrangers are obsessed with order and symmetry. They may have superstitions about certain numbers, colors, or arrangements. Excessive counting.


Hoarders fear that something bad will happen if they throw anything away. They compulsively hoard things that they don’t need or use.

Many people with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) have sexual obsessions, or unwanted sexual thoughts. This may include sexual orientation fears, which is sometimes referred to as sexual orientation OCD (SO-OCD) or HOCD.
intrusive, unwanted mental images of upsetting sexual behavior
the fear that one may become a pedophile
the fear of becoming sexually aggressive



Common mental rituals
Special words, images, numbers, repeated mentally to neutralize anxiety
Special prayers (short or long) repeated in a set manner
Mental counting
Mental listmaking
Mental reviewing (e.g. reviewing conversations or actions)
Mental erasing of unwanted mental images
Mental un-doing


Miscellaneous obsessions 
Need to know or remember (e.g. if hears part of some information, the person needs to hear the rest)
Fear of saying certain things
Fear of not saying just the right thing (e.g. need to be perfectly understood)
Fear of losing things
Lucky and/or unlucky numbers (i.e. that 4 is good and 13 is bad)
Colors with special significance (i.e. red is bad because of the devil, etc.)
Superstitious fears (e.g. can't step on a crack)
Fear that one already has terrible illness or disease



Treatment
OCD is treated using medication and therapy.

What does Phobia mean?



What is a Phobia?

A phobia is a unexplained almost unreal exaggerated irrational fear of a certain object, activity, situation or person. This fear is so persistent that it compels the individual to avoid it. The word phobia comes from the Greek combining word, translated into English, meaning fear. Phobia is a type of anxiety disorder and when a phobia presents itself and the situation can not be avoided then the individual goes into extreme distress. Phobias are divided into 3 categories;  specific, social, and fear of open spaces (Agoraphobia).

The Phobia categories

Specific phobia pertains to individuals who have phobias of animals or insects, doctors, water, heights, flying,   storms, injections, tunnels, bridges, and not being able to get off public transportation quick enough. There are much more other phobias that pertain to this category.

Individuals who suffer from Social phobia take shyness to a whole different level. These individuals are extremely scared of humiliating themselves and have a fear of negative evaluation of  others. These types of individuals would make sure they do everything correctly to avoid any humiliation from their co workers or peers.

When an individual has had multiple panic attacks they may develop fear of open spaces. Some phobias in this category include fears of elevators, mall, or a room full of people. Agoraphobia means fear of a place. Individuals with Agoraphobia are afraid that they will not be able to escape fast enough if a panic attack were to occur so they avoid certain places.

Do I have a phobia?

Here are some things that will immediately tell you if you have a phobia.
-
-A feeling of uncontrollable anxiety when you're exposed to the source of your fear — sitting on an airplane, for instance, or walking into a large party
-The feeling that you must do everything possible to avoid what you fear
-The inability to function normally because of your anxiety
Often, the knowledge that your fears are unreasonable or exaggerated, but feeling powerless to control them
-Physical as well as psychological reactions, including sweating, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, a feeling of panic and intense anxiety
-In some cases, anxiety just thinking about what you fear
-In children, possibly tantrums, clinging or crying

When should I see a doctor?

As soon as your phobia interferes with your daily activities then you should seek professional help. If anxiety prevents you from working or going to school then its time to see a doctor. If you feel that your phobia is hurting you or another person it is to be taken seriously. Sit down and ask yourself "Is this normal?". Many people with phobias are helped with the right therapy. Your doctor or therapist will decide, along with you, what is the best treatment for you.


Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dissociative Identity Disorder (Multiple Personality Disorder)




What is Dissociative Identity Disorder?


Dissociative identity disorder (DID) is a rare disorder in which an individual has two or more distinctive identities or personality traits. These identities, or personalities, take control over the individual. Individuals with DID have the inability to recall information that goes beyond forgetfulness. Most of us actually experience dissociation but in a mild form. Mild dissociation includes daydreaming or getting lost in the moment while working on a project.dissociative identity disorder is a severe form of dissociation, a mental process, which produces a lack of connection in a person's thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity. Usually the primary identity carries the individuals given name and is passive, dependant and depressedd. When the next personality, or alter, takes control the individual may have a different history, self-image, and identity. The alters' characteristics include name, reported age and gender, vocabulary, general knowledge, and predominant mood. Certain circumstances or stressors can cause a particular alter to emerge. The various identities may deny knowledge of one another, be critical of one another or appear to be in open conflict. 



How does this happen?

DID is thought to stem from trauma experienced by the person with the disorder. The dissociative aspect is thought to be a coping mechanism -- the person literally dissociates himself from a situation or experience that's too violent, traumatic, or painful to assimilate with his conscious self.DID is an effect of severe trauma during early childhood, usually extreme, repetitive physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.



Signs and symptoms of DID

Depression
Mood swings
Suicidal tendencies
Sleep disorders (insomnia, night terrors, and sleep walking)
Anxiety, panic attacks, and phobias (flashbacks, reactions to stimuli or "triggers")
Alcohol and drug abuse
Compulsions and rituals
Psychotic-like symptoms (including auditory and visual hallucinations)
Eating disorders


Treatment

Psychotherapy in which the individual speaks to a psychologist who helps them improve their relationships with others and to experience feelings they have not felt comfortable being in touch with or openly expressing in the past. This is carefully paced in order to prevent the person with DID from becoming overwhelmed by anxiety, risking a figurative repetition of their traumatic past being inflicted by those very strong emotions. 

MOVIES
i've watched the 1976 version of Sybil. This movie is one of my all time favorites and it is the best movie that i know of that can clearly make you understand exactly what this disorder does and how "Sybil" eventually developed this disorder. I recommend this movie to anyone who is in to mental disorders. 




Sunday, February 10, 2013

What is Alzheimer's disease?

What is Alzheimer's Disease?
Alzheimer's is the most common type of Dementia that targets the brain. Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability. Symptoms usually develop slowly but get worse over time. It may become severe enough to interfere with activities of daily living (ADL). The majority Alzheimer's patients are 65 years or older but this is not a normal part of aging. A little over 5% of Alzheimer's patients are early onset Alzheimer's between the ages of 40-50. 

Dementia worsens over a number of years. Memory loss is mild at first, but with late-stage Alzheimer's, individuals loose the ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their environment. These individuals live an average of 8 years after their symptoms become noticeable to others but survival can range from four to 20 years depending on age and other health conditions.

Who is at risk for Alzheimer's disease?
You are at risk if:
You have a close blood relative with the disease (brother, sister, father or mother)
history of head trauma
have certain genes linked to the disease
being female
having high blood pressure for a long time


People that suffer from severe Alzheimer's disease can longer understand  language, recognize family faces, and perform basic ADL's like eating, bathing and dressing.


Saturday, February 9, 2013

Vitamins and their functions

Vitamin A
Also known as retinol or beta carotene.
Helps build healthy eyes. required for growth and bone development. Beta carotene is a good antioxidant. Helps healing of infections.

Vitamin B1
Also known as thiamine.
helps in carbohydrates, metabolism, and energy production.

Vitamin B2
Also known as riboflavin.
helps in production of energy from foods and formation of red blood cells

Vitamin B3
Aka niacin
Assists in release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Helps promote healthy skin.

Vitamin B5
Aka Pantothenic acid
helps release energy from foods; required for synthesis of many substances.

Vitamin B6
essential for protein metabolism and nervous system functions; participates in synthesis of hormones and red blood cells.

Vitamin B9
a.k.a folic acid
essential for red blood cells formation and synthesis of DNA and protein.

Vitamin B12
A.k.a cyanocobalamin
helps maintain healthy nervous system. required for normal growth and for production of red blood cells. Helps break down fatty acids.

Vitamin C
Required for formation of  connective tissues, bones, and teeth. Assists in utilization of other vitamins. Acts as an antioxidant.

Vitamin D
Aides in normal normal bone growth and tooth function. facilitates calcium and phosphorous absorption.

Vitamin E
antioxidant that protects body cells and helps maintain red blood cells

Vitamin H
A.k.a biotin
assists in the metabolism of carbohydrates and synthesis of proteins and fats

Vitamin K
essential in the blood clotting process

Friday, February 8, 2013

PSYCHIATRIC CLINICAL SYMPTOMS


PSYCHIATRIC CLINICAL SYMPTOMS

AMNESIA
loss of memory

ANXIETY
varying degrees of uneasiness, apprehension, or dread often accompanied by palpatations, tightness in the chest, breathlessness, and choking sensations

APATHY
absence of emotions; lack of interest or emotional involvment.

AUTISTIC THOUGHT
thinking is internally stimulated and ideas have a private meaning. (Auto-means self). fantasy life may be thought of as reality; often a symptom of schizophrenia. 

COMPULSION
uncontrollable urge to perform an act repeatedly

CONVERSION
anxiety becomes a bodily symptom, such as blindness, deafness, or paralysis, that does not have an organic basis. 

DELUSIONS
a fixed, false belief that cannot be changed by logical reasoning or evidence

DISSOCIATION
uncomfortable feelings are seperated from their real object. in order to avoid mental distress, the feelings are redirected towards a second object or behavior pattern

DYSPHORIA
sadness, hopelessness, depressive mood or feeling "low"

EUPHORIA
exaggerated feeling of well-being ("high")

HALLUCINATION
false or unreal sensory perception as, for example, hearing voices when none are present; an illusion is a false perception of an actual sensory stimulus

LABILE
unstable; undergoing rapid emotional change

MANIA
state of excessive excitability; hyperactive elation

MUTISM
nonreactive state; stupor

OBSESSION
an involuntary, persistent idea or emotion; the suffix -mania indicates a strong obsession with something (example, pyromania is an obsession with fire)

PARANOIA
overly suspicious system of thinking; fixed delusion that one is being harassed, persecuted, or unfairly treated

Bones of the arm and hand


BONES OF THE ARM AND HAND

1. HUMERUS - Upper arm bone; the large head of the humerus is rounded and joins with the glenoid fossa of the scapula to form the shoulder joint. 

2. ULNA - medial lower arm bone; the proximal bony process of the ulna at the elbow is called the olecranon (elbow bone). the olecranon is the bony joint of the elbow when the elbow is bent. 

3. RADIUS - lateral lower arm bone in with the thumb

4. CARPALS - wrist bones; there are two rows of four bones in the wrist

5. PHALANGES - (singular; phalanx) finger bones; each finger except the thumb has three phalanges; a proximal, a middle, and a distal phalanx. the thumb has only two phalanges; a proximal and a distal phalanx. 

Facial bones


THE FACIAL BONES

All of the facial bones are joined together by sutures except one, so they are immovable. The mandible is the only bone on the face capable of movement. This ability is necessary for activities such as mastication (chewing) and speaking. 


1. NASAL BONES - the two slender bones that support the bridge of the nose. They join the frontal bone superiorly and form part of the nasal septum.
picture from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/hnsklatnb.shtml





2. LACRIMAL BONE - the two small, thin bones located at the corner of each eye. The lacrimal (lacrim/o meaning tears) bones contain fossae for the lacrimal gland (tear gland) and canals for the passage of the lacrimal duct. 
picture from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/hnskullantlb.shtml





3. MAXILLARY BONE - the two large bones that compose the massive upper jawbones (maxillae). they are joined by a suture in the median plane. if the two bones do not come together normally before birth, the condition known as cleft palate results. 
picture from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/hnsklatmax.shtml





4. MANDIBULAR BONE - the lower jawbone (mandible). Both the maxilla and the mandible contain the socked called alveoli in which the teeth are embedded. The mandible joins the skull at the region of the temporal bone, forming the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) on either side of the skull. 
picture from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/hnsklatman.shtml





5. ZYGOMATIC BONES - the two bones, on each side of the face, that form the high portion of the cheek. 
picture from http://www.upstate.edu/cdb/education/grossanat/hnsklatzb.shtml





6. VOMER - the thin, single, flat bone that forms the lower portion of the nasal septum. number 7 in the picture below is the vomer
picture from http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/webanatomy/skeletons_skulls/skull_anterior_4_answers.htm



Bones of the thorax


BONES OF THE THORAX

1. CLAVICLE - the collar bone. a slender bone, ventrally, one on each side, connecting the breastbone to each shoulder blade

picture from http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/59/Pectoral_girdles-en.svg/250px-Pectoral_girdles-en.svg.png


2. SCAPULA - the shoulder blades. two flat, triangular bones, one on each dorsal side of the thorax. The extension of the scapula that joins with the clavicle to form a joint above the shoulder is called acromion (acr/o means extremity, om/o means shoulder). The joint formed by these two bones is known as the acromioclavicular (AC) joint. 

3. STERNUM - the breastbone. a flat bone extending down the midline of the chest. the uppermost part of the sternum articulates on the sides with the clavicle and ribs, and the lower, narrower portion is attached to the diaphragm and abdominal muscels. The lower part of the strernum is the xiphoid process (xiph/o means sword). The upper portion is the manubrium (from a latin term meaning handle). 

picture from http://www.thedisabledlist.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/sternum.gif


4. RIBS - There are 12 pairs of ribs. The 1st 7 pairs join the sternum anteriorly through cartilaginous attachments called costal cartilages. Ribs 1-7 are called true ribs. They join with the sternum anteriorly and with the vertebral column in the back. Ribs 8 to 10 are called false ribs. They join with the vertebral column in the back but join the 7th rib anteriorly instead of attaching to the sternum. Ribs 11 and 12 are the floating ribs because they are completely free at their anterior ends. ­

picture from http://images.wisegeek.com/ribcage-and-spine.jpg

Vertebrae column

VERTEBRAL COLUMN


The vertebral, or spinal, column is composed of 26 bone segments, called vertebrae, that are arranged in 5 divisions from the base of the skull to the tailbone. The bones are seperated by pads of cartilage called intervertebral disks (discs).
    The first set of 7 bones of the vertebral column are the cervical vertebrae (c1 to c7).
    The second set of 12 bones are the thoracic vertebrae which articulates with the ribs (T1 to T12).
    The third set of 5 bones are the lumbar vertebrae (L1 to L5) they are the strongest and largest of the backbones. Like the cervical vertebrae, these bones do not articulate with the ribs.
    The sacral vertebrae are 5 seperate bones that fuse together when you are a yound child. In adults, the sacrum is a slightly curved, triangularly shaped bone.
    The coccyx is the tailbone, and it, too, is a fused bone, having been formed from four small coccygeal bones.


picture from
http://www.spineuniverse.com/sites/default/files/legacy-images/spine3-BB.jpg


   

Cranial bones

THE CRANIAL BONES





1. FRONTAL BONE - forms the forehead and the roof of the bony sockets that contains the eyes

2. PARIETAL BONE - the two(2) bones (one on each side of the skull) that form the roof and upper part of the sides of the cranium

3. TEMPORAL BONE - the two bones that form the lower sides and base of the cranium. each bone encloses an ear and contains a fossa for joining with the mandible (lower jaw bone). The temporomandibular joint (tmj) is the area of connection between the temporal and mandibular bones. The mastoid process is a round (mast/o means breast) process of the temporal bone behind the ear. The styloid process (styl/o means pole or stake) projects downward from the temporal bone.

4. OCCIPITAL BONE - forms the back and base of the skull and joins the parietal and temporal bones, forming a suture. the inferior portion of the occipital bone has an opening called the foramen magnum through which the spinal cord passes.

5. SPHENOID BONE - the bat-shaped bone that extends behind the eyes and forms part of the base of the skull. Because it joins with the frontal, occipital, and ethmoid bones bones, it serves as an anchor to hold those skull bones together (sphen/o means wedge). The sella turcica (meaning Turkish saddle) is a depression in the sphenoid bone in which the pituary gland is located.

6. ETHMOID BONE - the thin, delicate bone that supports the nasal cavity and forms part of the orbits of the eyes. It is composed primarily of spongy, cancellous bone, which contains numerous small holes (ethm/o means sieve)



picture from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Human_skull_side_simplified_%28bones%29.svg

Medical terminology abbreviations

Medical Terminology abbreviations

ADHD- Attention deficincy hyperactivity disorder
ADL- Activities of daily living
AIDS- Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALS- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
AP- Anteroposterior
BP- Blood pressure
BHP- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
BPM- Beats per minute
BSE- Breast self-examination
BUN- Blood urea nitrogen
bx- biopsy
CA- cancer
CABG- coronary artery bypass graft
CAD- coronary artery disease
CAM- Complementary and alternative medicine
CBC- complete blood count
CHF- congestive heart failure
CNS- central nervous system
COPD- chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
CPAP- continous positive airway pressure
CPR- cardiopulmonary resuscitation
CSF- cerebrospinal fluid
CT- computed tomography
CVA- cerebrovascular accident
CXR- Chest x-ray
D&C- dilation and curettage
diff - differential white blood cell count
DRE- digital rectal examination
DVT- deep vein thrombosis
ECG, EKG- Electrocardiogram
EEG- electro-encephalography
EGD- Esophagogastroduodenscopy
ENT- Ears, nose and throat
ESR- erythrocyte sedimentation rate
Fx- fracture
GB- gall bladder
GERD- Gastroesophageal reflux disorder
GI- gastrointestinal
HIV- human immunodeficiency virus
HPV- Human papilloma virus
Hx- history
IBS- irritable bowel syndrome
ICP- intracranial pressure
IQ- intelligence quotient
IUD- intrauterine device
LLQ- lower left quadrant (of the abdomen)
LMP- last menstral cycle
LUQ- left upper quadrant
MRI- magnetic resonance imaging
MS- multiple sclerosis
NPO- nothing by mouth
NSAID- nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug
OA- osteoarthritis
OCD- obsessive-complusive disorder
OM- otitis media
OTC- over the counter
PA- posteroanterior
PID- pelvic inflammatory disease
PTCA- Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty
PTSD- Posttraumatic stress disorder
PVC- premature ventricular complex (or contractions)
RA- Rheumatoid arthritis
RBC- Red blood cells (or count)
RLQ- right lower quadrant (of the abdomen)
ROM- range of motion
RUQ- right upper quadrant (of the abdomen)
Rx- prescription
SOB- shortness of breath
STD- sexually transmitted disease
Sx- symptom
TIA- transient ischemic attack
UA- urinalysis
US- ultrasound
UTI- urinary tract infection
WBC- white blood cells (or white blood count)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Alex cross series

Alex Cross Series

1. Along came a spider
2. Kiss the girls
3. Jack & Jill
4. Cat & mouse
5. Pop goes the weasel
6. Roses are red
7. Violets are blue
8. Four blind mice
9. The big bad wolf
10. London bridges
11. Mary Mary (my favorite book!)
12. Cross
13. Double Cross
14. Cross country
15. I, Alex Cross
16. Cross fire
17. kill Alex Cross
18. Alex Cross, run

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!


What is an apple? 
An apple is a round fruit that grows from a tree. It belongs to the rose family and it has a red or green thin skin with a crisp flesh.

Why are apples a good source of fiber?
 Apple are filled with all sorts of vitamins and minerals. The number one benefit of the daily intake of apples are fiber. Fiber is the number one thing, in my opinion, that promotes a healthy lifestyle. If you want to take full advantage of the fiber in an apple then you must eat the skin of the apple. The reason for this is because the skin contains more than half of the fiber in the entire fruit. Your saliva and stomach acid does not break up and dissolve the skin, all the magic happens in the intestines. The chewed up skin sticks on to your colon until water reaches it and it turns the skin into a mucous-like substance aka Soluble fiber. That substance is the fiber that helps promote bowel movements.

What are some things that apples prevent?
1. Apples help fight Alzheimer's disease. It slows down the aging process of the brain. This study was performed on mice and the study showed that the mice that were on the apple diet did much better in maze tests.  
2. Protects against Parkinson's disease. The antioxidants in the apple that promote bowel movements help you fight this disease. 
3. Helps prevent cancer. This has to be the most popular benefit of daily intake of apples. The extracts of a whole apple are powerful enough to reduce the size of mammary tumors in rats.  Just imagine if you don't have cancer or tumors how much that apple is benefiting your body. We are surrounded by radiation everywhere we go. We are walking ticking cancer bombs if it wasn't for these apples or any other anti cancer foods.
4. Helps ward off Diabetes using the apples soluble fiber. 
5. Prevents and reduces cholesterol by binding with the fats that are in the intestines. When your cholesterol is low than that means your arteries are free of plaque. When you have plaque in your arteries then your blood flow slowly diminishes as the plaque grows preventing sufficient blood to reach the heart and brain and other vital organs. When this happens then you are at risk for heart disease and any other brain related disease as mentioned above. 
6. Prevents heart disease. By having the high cholesterol,  blood and oxygen are not reaching your vital organs. Now you are prone to heart attacks and any other heart problems. You are also at risk for strokes and/or other brain disease. 
7. prevent cataracts

Other benefits
Boost immune system
Detoxify the liver the natural way
Control your weight
Prevent teeth decay 
Promotes healthy oral hygiene 


It is crucial that with any high fiber diet that you drink PLENTY OF WATER!! If you ignore this fact then you will get constipated and if you suffer from Hemorrhoids you are traveling down the road of a very painful and uncomfortable situation. It is recommended that you drink 8 glasses of 16oz water every day. That is a total if 128 oz a day.

All of my information came from stuff i already knew but mainly from this website
http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples
and also here
http://www.livestrong.com/article/556469-digestive-problems-with-apples/
Picture was taken from
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Apples.jpg















Monday, February 4, 2013

A little crochet shirt for my kitty

I crochet this cute little pink shirt for my kitty :-)  thinking about turning it into a ruffly dress

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Organizing your tools with Sterilite Drawers

i purchased 6 3drawers sterilite storage thingies from Walmart. What i love about them is that they are stack-able. For my tools i stacked 4. These drawers measure 8.5x7x6 inches.

My tools were kept in what i called the "Box of Horrors". I called it that because it was absolutely horrible trying to find anything in this stupid draw. Believe or not this draw worked better than any other system I came up with! However, I would still get hurt trying to find certain nails and screws. 

So here's the notorious "Box of Horrors"... (The box is photogenic lol)




Now i dump everything in it on the floor...

I purchased these tiny containers 6 for $1 at the dollar store and boy did they come in handy! 
 

Next I taped some cart board in it to create some dividers and also to prevent the tiny containers from moving around too much. 

Now the fun part... figuring out where to put everything! I got one draw with drill bits and Allen keys, one for screws, nails, washers and nuts, one for only sockets of all sizes and the last for misc stuff like dresser parts car screws etc.



Voila!! 




Keeping outfits together

cheap diy soda tab organizer. I use this system for my nursing scrubs. I'm in a rush in the mornings to try and put outfits together. Its very simple!

Secret bookshelf

I live in an efficiency type apartment. Space is very crucial to me so i'm always trying to find ways to neatly store things for easy access. I have been through a lot with these books. They've been all over the house but never anywhere permanent. We have huge windows in our bedroom so I decided to use some spare wood we had and just stacked them. Now I have a secret bookshelf hiding behind a curtain. Awesome!!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Little mermaid decorated medicine cabinet

Got these stickers off ebay and put them in my medicine cabinet. Pretty neat huh?

Sterilite storage drawers for makeup

I purchased a 7x7 inch sterilite 3 drawer storage system. I was able to fit all my makeup in it. Now instead of digging around a messy draw my makeup is neat and easy to find

Crochet hello kitty beanie

I have so much fun making these!

Crochet beanies

Colors colors colors!!!!

Put an end to that messy bathroom floor

I have a very tiny bathroom with absolutely no storage space. I keep everything on the floor and my cats are always knocking them over. I was browsing walmart.com for a cheap solution. I came across this small 3-tier cart for 12 bucks and I love it. I can rearrange the tiers to make them taller for taller bottles :-)

DIY closet makeover

I was so excited when this idea came to me for my new closet. I hated that my jewelry, lotions and other products weren't in the same place. It finally came to me to add two shelves in the closet, lower the clothes rod and stuff my sneakers in a storage bin. i also added a door shoe organizer!




Keep straws from rising

I hate trying to drink soda with a straw because they always rise up when the can is full! I find it very annoying. so here's my solution! When you open the can just peel the soda tab forward. Simple!