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Smartphone App Detects Mood Swings Of Bipolar Disorder Through Voice Analysis
2014-05-09 03:07:34

University of Michigan Health System A smartphone app that monitors subtle qualities of a person's voice during everyday phone conversations shows promise for detecting early signs of mood changes in people with bipolar disorder, a University of Michigan team reports. While the app still needs much testing before widespread use, early results from a small group of patients show its potential to monitor moods while protecting privacy. The researchers hope the app will eventually give...

2014-05-07 23:00:36

Family ties unravel when husband develops paranoid schizophrenia, refuses treatment in ‘Adrift’. London (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 The National Health Service estimates that one person in a hundred suffers from schizophrenia. Families and friends of sufferers are also deeply affected. In her new book, “Adrift: Completely At Sea With Paranoid Schizophrenia” (published by AuthorHouse) author Nicki Adams, whose husband suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, offers support and understanding...

2014-05-07 10:52:24

Having divorced parents who also abused alcohol did not increase suicide risk, according to study People who grew up with a parent who abused alcohol may be 85 percent more likely to attempt suicide than people whose parents did not abuse alcohol, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. Furthermore, having divorced parents increased by 14 percent the risk that a person would try to take his or her own life when compared to people whose parents did not...

2014-05-07 09:58:07

UCLA study finds children are less likely to graduate from high school and college, more likely to experience depression When single mothers lose their jobs, their children suffer significant negative effects as young adults, according to a new study by researchers at the California Center for Population Research at UCLA. The study focused on two sets of outcomes for the children — educational achievement and social-psychological well-being. Specifically, researchers evaluated whether...

2014-05-07 09:38:27

Parents of minority children twice as likely to report that their child lost language, motor skills Some children with autism appear to be developing normally when they are very young. They babble or even talk, make eye contact with their parents, and crawl and walk on schedule. Then suddenly, these skills seem to vanish. Described as developmental regression, this loss of language, motor or social skills occurs more often in black and Hispanic children compared to white children,...

2014-05-06 23:12:50

Knowing the signs and symptoms of severe mental illness can lead to early intervention, which can save lives. New book, “A Voice out of Nowhere,” chronicles one tragedy that could have been prevented. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 When Bruce Blackman slaughtered six members of his family, he didn’t do it out of rage or revenge. The 22-year-old had no history of violence but had been exhibiting bizarre behavior for several months before he shot and killed his mother, father,...

2014-05-06 16:32:18

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recently released data shows that older adolescents and young adults with emotional and behavioral health conditions are much more likely to have significant problems with school performance, employment, and housing stability, according to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). According to the findings, nearly 8 percent of older adolescents (ages 16 to 17) with co-occurring...

2014-05-06 14:42:47

Pilot study reveals a majority of medication-free patients treated with NeuroStar TMS experienced remission after 6 weeks with durable effects through 3 months Neuronetics, Inc. announced today results from a new, dual-arm randomized pilot study that showed a trend toward symptomatic improvements with once-monthly TMS maintenance therapy in medication-free patients treated with NeuroStar TMS Therapy® for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Six weeks of acute NeuroStar TMS Therapy induced...

2014-05-05 23:04:02

Taylor-Wharton is pleased to announce the 2014 Taylor-Wharton Partners For Life Achievement Program, which honors excellence in biorepository research programs involved in different medical research fields. Minnetonka, MN (PRWEB) May 05, 2014 Taylor-Wharton is pleased to announce the 2014 Taylor-Wharton Partners For Life Achievement Program. This initiative was launched in 2012 to honor excellence in biorepository research programs involved in different medical research fields. For...

2014-05-05 16:26:47

Pilot Study Reveals a Majority of Medication-Free Patients Treated with NeuroStar TMS Experienced Remission After Six Weeks with Durable Effects Through Three Months NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc. announced today results from a new, dual-arm randomized pilot study that showed a trend toward symptomatic improvements with once-monthly TMS maintenance therapy in medication-free patients treated with NeuroStar TMS Therapy(®) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)....


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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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