97-Year-Old California Woman Fights Eviction From Her Home of More Than 60 Years
A 97-year-old California woman is fighting a 60-day eviction notice from the home she has lived in more than two-thirds of her life. Marie Hatch moved into her home in Burlingame, California, around 1950, her attorney, Nancy Fineman, told ABC News. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage she now
Scared Of Spiders? App Helps People Battle Arachnophobia
Imagine conquering your fear of spiders, crowds, flying and more with a few swipes of a smartphone. Psychiatrists are working to make that happen. The app Phobia Free helps people battle arachnophobia through “systematic desensitization,” a gradual method of exposing users to their fear, common in
Motorists Can't Face Fears, Get a Lift Across Bridge
The Mackinac Bridge in Michigan spans five miles and is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world with the roadway soaring more than 200 feet over Lake Michigan. The bridge's dimensions provide stunning views of the surrounding landscape, but those vistas can be stomach-churning for people
Brain Science Upstages DSM-V, So-Called Mental Health 'Bible'
Since the 1970s, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders , has reigned as the so-called "bible" of psychiatry. But now, with the May 22 release of its fifth edition, the DSM-5 is losing some of the support of its faithful. For the first time, the National Institutes of Mental
LeAnn Rimes and Other Stars Open Up About Anxiety Struggle
Country singer LeAnn Rimes announced Thursday she checked into a treatment center, seeking help for anxiety and stress. "LeAnn has voluntarily entered a 30-day inpatient treatment facility to cope with anxiety and stress," her rep, Marcel Pariseau, told ABC News in a statement, while confirming
Woman Beats Agoraphobia With Facebook, Visits Hundreds of Friends Around U.S.
Learn how one mom cured herself from a debilitating illness using social media.
Woman Travels World to Meet All 324 of Her Facebook Friends, All to Beat Anxiety
Last year at this time, Arlynn Presser made a New Year’s resolution that nearly scared her to death. The 51-year- old romance novelist and mother of two resolved to travel around the world to meet all 324 of her Facebook friends. It would have been a daunting...
Exposure Therapy Rescues Woman From Vomit Phobia
Joanna (not her real name) is a 22-year-old brunette with an intense look in her eyes. She suffers from a fear so pervasive that, in her words, she "wants to die." Joanna's fear is called emetophobia, the fear of vomit. Few of us enjoy the concept of throwing up. But she is paralyzed by it, forcing
Afraid of Elevators? 20 Tips From 20/20
Take claustrophobia and agoraphobia (the fear of panicking), add some social anxiety disorder, throw in funky odors and bad music -- what do you have? A little slice of hell called elevator phobia. It's a serious fear that's rarely discussed, despite periodic stories like the recent one of a
Meet the 2011 Small Business Challenge coaches
Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com Creating something new seems to be a reoccurring theme in Jeff Taylor’s life. He’s given birth to a multitude of companies, including job-search site Monster.com, social-networking website Eons.com, dating site Meetcha.com and obituary site Tributes.com. And two