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Happiness In Schizophrenia

Happiness In Schizophrenia

Scott LaFee and Christina Johnson, University of California, San Diego Research suggests mental illness doesn’t preclude enjoying life Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as...

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2014-08-20 23:01:11

Individuals interested in working with those on the Autism Spectrum now have a way of showing future or current employers their commitment to providing quality care by receiving a Certificate in Autism through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), an organization recognizing professionals dedicated to promoting...

2014-08-19 23:08:02

Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders hosts facility tour and continuing education seminar for attendees of NCAD 2014. St. Loius, MO (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is proud to support the 2014 National Conference on Addiction Disorders and Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit by being a treatment center tour sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, Castlewood Treatment Center is hosting a tour of its St. Louis facility and leading a...

Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...

2014-08-15 20:21:45

Dr. Michael Feiz discusses the potentially debilitating issue of clinical depression and its link to obesity LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physical side effects of obesity have been extensively documented and are well known, but its impact on mental and emotional health is less frequently discussed. A significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes is reason enough to take obesity seriously and adapt a healthier lifestyle to take action against it....

Prayer Doesn’t Ease Symptoms Of Anxiety-Related Disorders For Everyone
2014-08-15 03:05:42

Baylor University Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, “Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there,” suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn’t have the same effect for everybody, according to Baylor University research. What seemed to matter more was the type of attachment the praying individual felt toward God. According to the Baylor study,...

2014-08-13 23:10:33

According to Dr. Carly Orenstein with Morris Psychological Group, parents should be alert to the signs of anxiety and help children overcome their worries with some simple strategies that will ease the transition into the new year for the whole family. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Anxiety about the first day of school is not limited to kindergarteners and children starting a new school. Younger children, even those with a year or two of school behind them, may experience a new...

2014-08-13 12:28:00

Despite Expanding Generic Availability, Opportunity Remains for New Therapies, Particularly for Treatment-Resistant Depression, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that in the unipolar depression* market, the expanding use of two recently approved therapies--Lundbeck/Takeda Pharmaceutical's Brintellix (vortioxetine), Actavis (formerly Forest Laboratories)/Pierre Fabre's Fetzima (levomilnacipran...

rat ptsd
2014-08-13 03:00:52

The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine Blood expression levels of genes targeted by the stress hormones called glucocorticoids could be a physical measure, or biomarker, of risk for developing Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), according to a study conducted in rats by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published August 11 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). That also makes the steroid hormones’ receptor, the...

2014-08-12 23:12:34

In recognition of Autism Awareness, Uniform Advantage is partnering with The Dan Marino Foundation this Fall 2014 and donating over $2,000. To learn more, please visit http://www.uniformadvantage.com/a-day-in-scrubs/ua-gives-back/dan-marino.asp. Plantation, FL (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, autism or autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) - represents a broad group of developmental disorders characterized by impaired social interactions,...

2014-08-12 23:11:39

The latest figures show that incidents of self-harm and self-injury are on the rise. With almost 30 years of experience in clinical psychology, Dr. Joanne Wendt is offering timely coping tips for those who suffer with this disorder. San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The latest research on incidents of self-harm and self-injury shows that they are on the rise around the world. Experts believe that some people turn to this behavior as a way to deal with depression, stress...


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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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