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2014-07-03 12:09:17

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: A clinical trial found a reduction in seizures and improvement in related symptoms, including depression and anxiety, in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES) who were treated with cognitive behavioral therapy informed psychotherapy (CBT-ip) with and without the medication sertraline. Authors: W. Curt LaFrance, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, R.I., and colleagues. Background: PNES is...

2014-07-03 11:54:27

Lifespan New treatment manual targets psychogenic nonepileptic seizures A new study led by a Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found that a cognitive behavior therapy-informed psychotherapy significantly reduces the seizures in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), a conversion disorder present worldwide and that affects up to 400,000 people in the U.S. The study led by W. Curt LaFrance Jr., M.D., M.P.H., director of neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology at...

2014-07-03 10:53:58

University of Michigan Health System Low back pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury most common reasons U.S. Army soldiers couldn't continue to serve Sixty percent of U.S. Army soldiers who were unable to return to a military career after an Iraq deployment couldn't do so because of a muscle, bone or joint injury and nearly half had a mental health diagnosis, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Lower...

2014-07-02 23:02:04

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on...

2014-07-01 23:07:11

The Remote Clinical Services program provides quality therapy and supervision to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, regardless of where they live. Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the launch of its nationwide Remote Clinical Services program to offer direct services to families in all 50 states. The program was previously available in 15 states, and CARD has now expanded the program nationwide to give all underserved...

2014-07-01 16:30:14

--$100,000 World of Difference grant will fund research lacking today BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the...

2014-06-30 23:05:56

The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting the effectiveness of the STAR treatment model for children with SPD. Significant improvement were reported in adaptive behavior and emotional functioning after intensive, short-term occupational therapy. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) Foundation has just released preliminary results documenting significant improvements in adaptive behavior and...

2014-06-30 23:01:58

Wright's second book, Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, came to be through his son's hardships in early life that include Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation and Deafness. Columbus, IN (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Autism, Arnold Chiari Malformation, deafness, and regular visits to the Children's Hospital inspired Wright to pen Harold the Princess Saving Dragon, a story of a dragon who, though disabled, raises above other's expectations and becomes the hero and saves the...

2014-06-28 12:03:19

St. Michael's Hospital Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new study from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a scientist in the hospital's Centre for Research on Inner City Health. "We want...

2014-06-28 09:54:45

IOS Press Researchers challenge traditional approaches to manage ABI-associated behavior in NeuroRehabilitation Individuals with brain injury and their families often struggle to accept the associated personality changes. The behavior of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) is typically associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression. Treatment goals often focus on changing the individual's behavior, frequently using consequence-based...


Latest Abnormal psychology Reference Libraries

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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.