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Determining The Lifetime Cost Of Caring For Autism Patients
2014-06-10 11:19:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Individuals with autism need special care throughout their lives and unfortunately, that care comes at a cost. According to a new study in JAMA Pediatrics, the costs for supporting individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) ranges from $1.4 million to $2.4 million in the United States and the United Kingdom. The study team said their analysis included more than just the direct costs associated with the condition. "We sought...

depression brain molecule
2014-06-09 04:40:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Levels of a tiny molecule known as miR-1202 are lower in the brains of people suffering from depression, suggesting that it could serve as a marker for depression and help detect which patients are most likely to respond to antidepressant treatment, experts from McGill University and the Douglas Institute claim in a new study. Their research, which has been published by the journal Nature Medicine, shows that miR-1202 could...

2014-06-06 23:02:26

Top Eating Disorder Facts, A Parent’s Alert released today by NoBullying http://nobullying.com/eating-disorders-facts/. London, UK (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Research indicates that in the US alone, over 30 million adults are suffering or have suffered from an eating disorder. Eating disorders and distorted body images are a lurking danger around each and every teen. NoBullying releases today the guide to top eating disorder facts as a guide for parents. The first step when it comes to...

2014-06-06 23:00:26

‘Out of the Darkness’ expresses experience with Bipolar disorder, shares hope for others so-afflicted. Boca Raton, Fla. (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 Author Timothy Mahfood spent many years of his young life in the dark. Not a literal darkness due to lack of sight, a darkness of depression due to Bipolar disorder. He commends his grandfather for inspiring him to come out of the darkness of his illness and now hopes to pass his grandfather’s coaching words on to others. The new book, “Out...

2014-06-05 23:16:23

Charter Fitness of New Lenox is partnering with Joliet Junior College Nursing students to provide the tools necessary to enhance physical and mental well-being of patients with anxiety, bipolar disorder and depression. It is known that exercise has physical benefits, and its effect as a weapon against depression and other mental health conditions is substantial. New Lenox, IL (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Charter Fitness of New Lenox is partnering with Joliet Junior College Nursing students to...

2014-06-05 23:02:04

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists report that a disruption in a brain circuit may contribute to the auditory hallucinations of schizophrenia Memphis, Tenn. (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have identified problems in a connection between brain structures that may predispose individuals to hearing the “voices” that are a common symptom of schizophrenia. The work appears in the June 6 issue of the journal Science. Researchers...

2014-06-05 13:23:31

The JAMA Network Journals Bottom Line: Major depressive disorder (MDD) with atypical features (including mood reactivity where people can feel better when positive things happen in life, increased appetite or weight gain) appears to be associated with obesity. Authors: Aurélie M. Lasserre, M.D., of Lausanne University Hospital, Switzerland, and colleagues. Background: MDD has tremendous public health impact worldwide. Obesity is another burden for public health. Understanding the...

2014-06-05 12:31:46

MIAMI, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of their physical proximity to the event, according to Florida International University psychologist Jonathan S. Comer. Most recently, Comer studied children who attended the Boston Marathon in 2013 and found they likely developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at a rate comparable to that of...

2014-06-04 23:10:14

On June 11, 2014, Special Learning, Inc. will host a 60-minute live webinar as part of its “Lunch With An Expert” series on “How Life Insurance Can Fund A Special Needs Trust.” The speaker is Mr. Michael Stern, Advanced Planning Specialist for Advanced Wealth Partners LLC. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 04, 2014 Special Learning, Inc., a comprehensive autism solutions company, today announced that they are hosting another free training session in its Lunch With An Expert Webinar (LWAE)...

2014-06-04 15:16:22

The Lancet New research, published in The Lancet Psychiatry, shows that rates of adverse outcomes, including premature death and violent crime, in people with schizophrenia are increasing, compared to the general population. The results come from a unique study, led by Dr Seena Fazel, at Oxford University, UK, which analyses long-term adverse outcomes – including conviction for a violent crime (such as homicide or bodily harm) premature death (before the age of 56), and death by...


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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.