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Launch Event Tuesday April 28th 1pm at National Press Club; book releases May 1st WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide
My Positive Perspective airs an episode discussing and promoting the benefits of the Walk for Autism event.
CJ Dumapit shares his perspective on living with PDD-NOS with NJ Top Docs. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 “The greatness of our Nation lies
Rob Sinclair, Microsoft's Chief Accessibility Officer, to accept award in New York NEW YORK, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC).
New funding will accelerate clinical development of rapid-acting treatment for psychiatric disorders BOSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals
Autism Navigator's About Autism in Toddlers is a web-based tool designed to help families and professionals identify the early signs of autism in very young children.
Training uses documentary film of 9/11 survivor's PTSD experience NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Rebirth, Inc., (
The search for a cause to autism continues to baffle scientists, but a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that epigenetic tags, or the factors that affect genes, could be behind the developmental disorder – according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.
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 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 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, 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, 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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