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2015-02-27 23:14:18

Eating disorders are serious, life-threatening illnesses that present during adolescence and young adulthood.

2015-02-27 23:01:17

Professionals and families are welcomed to an expert lead lecture explaining many of the misconceptions surrounding 'cutters' and how to treat that population more effectively.

2015-02-26 12:28:29

Feb. 22 - 28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.

2015-02-25 08:34:43

Designates Three New Centers of Excellence on Network's First Anniversary BOSTON, Feb.

2015-02-24 23:20:25

Animal therapy programs for veterans with PTSD are provided by H4HUS to help military veterans become re-acclimated to life at home.

2015-02-21 23:01:42

A recent study by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com indicates that many individuals who have eating disorders are more likely to suffer from other mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

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2015-02-21 14:21:05

Formula E, the racing series that exclusively features electric vehicles, has added an additional race to its inaugural season, which will now conclude on June 28 in London’s Battersea Park.

2015-02-14 23:00:58

Remuda Ranch at The Meadows offers free flight for patients from Feb. 14, 2015 - March 14, 2015. Wickenburg, Ariz.


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

Entomophobia
2013-12-24 10:17:24

Entomophobia, known also as insect phobia, is a specific phobia of one or more classes of insects. More specific cases include apiphobia (fear of bees) and myrmecophobia (fear of ants). The symptoms regarding this phobia are much like of the symptoms regarding many other irrational fears. An entomophobic is expected to experience enough anxiety upon viewing or otherwise coming into contact with an insect that he or she experiences full-blown panic attacks. With the extreme and serious...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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