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Siblings Of Children With Autism Can Show Signs At 18 Months

Siblings Of Children With Autism Can Show Signs At 18 Months

Provided by Karen N. Peart, Yale University About 20% of younger siblings of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) will develop the condition by age 3. A new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers has found that 57% of these...

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2014-10-20 23:06:27

Social Security Disability and Medicare Advocates Sponsor a Booth to Support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Promote Education About Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs Wakefield, MA (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 The Advocator Group, LLC is proud to be sponsoring a booth at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) Out of the Darkness walk on October 25th. The AFSP is a not-for-profit organization that hosts hundreds of community walks throughout the...

2014-10-20 12:30:12

HOUSTON, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On October 23, Doctor of Divinity and MSW Pastoral Counselor Debra Meehl, co-founder of the Meehl Foundation, will present "Breaking the Cycle of Suffering with Borderline Personality Disorder and Bipolar Disorder" at Atlanta's Amen Clinic. The workshop will feature an interactive presentation on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), along with the latest insights on the treatment of bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder and substance...

2014-10-19 23:00:17

Special Needs Network (SNN), California’s leading grassroots advocacy nonprofit for children with autism raises $300,000 for South LA autism clinic. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 19, 2014 Special Needs Network kicked off the Los Angeles Fall gala season with its 9th Annual Evening Under the Stars gala this past Saturday, October 4, 2014, with more than 500 guests. Held at John Calley Park on the Sony Studios Lot in Culver City, CA, the event themed “A Toast to Old Hollywood”...

2014-10-17 23:08:25

Encouragement, hope abound in new book ‘Mary Lives - A story of Anorexia Nervosa & Bipolar Disorder’ (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 LANDSDALE, Australia – The Renfrew Center Foundation for Eating Disorders cites 24 million Americans and 70 million individuals worldwide as the number of people affected by eating disorders. Author Mary Brooks is one of those people who have suffered from Anorexia Nervosa and Bipolar Disorder; a struggle she unveils within the pages of her memoir,...

2014-10-16 23:13:00

Clinical Psychologist and anxiety specialist Dr. Francine Rosenberg with Morris Psychological Group Provides Tips for Understanding and Treating Impulse Control Disorder Trichotillomania. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Many young girls and grown women play with their hair. Often they unconsciously twirl it around a finger, especially when they're bored or tired. It's a harmless habit. Of more consequence is trichotillomania, a disorder characterized by a recurrent,...

2014-10-15 23:01:28

UC Davis MIND Institute medical director honored with one of the most prestigious awards for pediatricians in the United States. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Randi Jenssen Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Endowed Chair in Fragile X Research and Treatment, has received the prestigious C. Anderson Aldrich Award in Child Development for her outstanding contributions in the field of child development from the...

Broccoli sprouts for autism
2014-10-14 07:32:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite years of protests from children, scientists may just have found a good reason for eating broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. These vegetables contain a molecule known as sulforaphane, and researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Johns Hopkins have found that a daily treatment of sulforaphane may improve some symptoms of autism spectrum disorders. The findings, published in the Early Edition of...

2014-10-13 16:25:11

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad E.R. Smith, M.D., medical director of Adult Inpatient Eating Disorders Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, will speak at this year's National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Smith will present "Partnering with the Courts: An Exploration in Utilizing Civil Commitment and Guardianship to Increase Access to Treatment and Accountability for Recovery" on October 17 at 10:30 a.m....

2014-10-10 23:03:37

With an estimated one in four adults or 26.2% of the population suffering from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, it’s time to erase the societal stigmas that have been placed on mental illness. As part of Mental Illness Week, Dr. Prakash Masand, a psychiatrist who is a former consulting professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University and the founder and CEO of Global Medical Education, says the only way to erase these societal stigmas is to understand...

schizophrenia
2014-10-09 09:08:11

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most people have been affected by mental illness either personally or through friends, family and loved ones. The National Alliance on Mental Illness estimates that one in four American adults suffer from mental illness a year. Of those, about one in 17 live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. All mental illnesses are dangerous and can be debilitating, which is why awareness...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.