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2015-05-26 11:03:45

Congestive heart failure patients who experience moderate to severe depression face a five-fold increased risk of all-cause mortality compared to those that do not suffer from the mood disorder, according to this new research.

2015-05-22 20:21:38

DENVER, May 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Anorexia Nervosa has the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.

2015-05-22 08:25:07

Higher impact from interventions needed OTTAWA, May 22, 2015 /CNW/ - A Conference Board of Canada profile of mental health in Canada reveals that prevalence rates of mental health disorders

2015-05-21 20:23:40

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It was a cause celebre for Exceptional Minds at last night's Autism Works Now event held at Club Nokia, Los Angeles, where singers,

2015-05-21 20:22:06

New York Times Best Seller Jenny McCarthy Headlines Keynote with Celebrity Friends including Dawn Neufeld, NFL Football Player Ryan Neufeld, Jodi Gomes and Real Housewives couple Jacqueline & Chris

2015-05-19 23:05:12

The private day school, CARD Academy, uses an intensive instructional model called applied behavior analysis to teach students with autism. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.

2015-05-18 12:27:55

People are urged to sign on at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/DefineMDD to show their support DEERFIELD, Ill., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new petition was launched today to

2015-05-12 23:01:27

Eating Disorders Center of Excellence Expands Staff with Top Medical and Psychiatric Experts (PRWEB) May 12, 2015 The Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders®,

2015-05-11 23:04:03

In-demand research report “Global Depression Therapy & Treatment Market – Depression drugs and devices, Anxiety Disorders, SSRIs, Fischer wallace stimulator, Transcranial magnetic stimulation,


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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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