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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...

2014-06-04 08:33:16

HOUSTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Meehl Foundation is offering a free SPECT image to any conference attendee or family member attending the Amen Brain Body turnaround, who then chooses to break the cycle of suffering by enrolling in the Meehl Foundation 90-day DBT residential treatment program. Diagnosable Mental and Physical Illness in the United States is climbing at an alarming rate. Our thoughts plus our emotions equal our behaviors. Receiving a correct diagnosis is...

2014-06-03 23:14:35

Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, has teamed up with Joi Hall of Empowered by Joi and the Youth Eating Disorder Awareness, to appear at the Dying to Be Thin Red Carpet Gala in Beverly Hills on June 27. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 According to a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded study in 2011, 3% of U.S. adolescents are affected by an eating disorder, but most do not receive treatment for their condition. Kim MacKenzie, Miss Norway 2014, who will be appearing at...

2014-06-03 23:09:41

The collaboration will advance the understanding of autism and refine current treatment strategies by analyzing millions of data points collected during evidence-based treatment. Orange, CA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Chapman has signed a formal agreement to collaborate with the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), one of the world’s largest organizations treating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the third largest non-governmental organization contributing to autism research in...

2014-06-02 23:03:23

Mental Training is an integral part of any professional or Olympic athlete's daily routine. No one knows this better than Olympic Mental Training and Performance Coach, Dan Vitchoff. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 Mental Training is an integral part of any professional or Olympic athlete's daily routine. No one knows this better than Olympic Mental Training and Performance Coach, Dan Vitchoff. On Tuesday June 6th, 2014 Dan Vitchoff will join Country Music Sensation Tim...

2014-06-02 12:28:21

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. A team of scientists from The Douglas Mental Health University Institute and from McGill University has been studying women who were pregnant during the January 1998 Quebec ice storm since June of that year and observing effects of their stress on their children's development (Project Ice Storm).The team examined...

narcissism and empathy
2014-05-31 05:30:58

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you know a narcissist or are one yourself, then you know how the condition leads to an inflated sense of self-importance combined with a deep need for admiration. At its root, narcissism is actually a cleverly constructed mask worn by those with a low or fragile self-esteem. Like the many other personality disorders, narcissistic personality disorder causes the affected to behave in a manner that limits their ability to function...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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