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2014-02-25 23:36:40

Bridges to Recovery announces their program designed to fight anxiety disorder. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Most people suffer from some form of stress every day, and many manage to cope with the short-term anxiety caused by these situations quite admirably. Once the situation is under control, the fear generally goes away, and life returns to normal. For millions of people, however, this is not the case. These people develop an Anxiety Disorder with symptoms that continue to be...

2014-02-25 23:35:30

The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation, a national autism organization that develops, advocates for, and funds innovative initiatives benefiting adults on the autism spectrum, collaborated with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) to produce a ground-breaking handbook for autistic college students. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation (DJF), established a dozen years ago as the first national autism organization to focus exclusively on adults living...

2014-02-25 23:35:07

Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. We can no longer stand by allowing moms to suffer needlessly. Sayville, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Research estimates that up to 20% of mothers will suffer from postpartum depression (including anxiety), and depression is the number one complication of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for mothers to experience difficulty...

2014-02-25 23:30:55

2014 sees the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center increasing their services to address new issues in mental illness. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A leading mental health treatment center in South Florida is expanding their focus on case management in light of new considerations in mental health. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center is a mental health treatment facility that has gained notoriety since opening its doors in November 2012. This year they are taking...

2014-02-25 23:27:50

Top ranked mental health facility focuses on individuals for more effective treatment. Malibu, California (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health reveal approximately 8 percent of teens suffer from an anxiety disorder with an estimated 6 percent falling into the category of severe disorders; however, only 18 percent of those affected have access to treatment for their condition. Without therapy, suffering from the many forms of anxiety during this...

2014-02-25 16:29:03

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A popular Philadelphia workshop is coming to two Philadelphia suburban locations to help family members of people with borderline personality, bipolar and/or depressive disorders deal with the many challenges they face daily. "Getting Off the Emotional Roller Coaster" Family Skill-Building Workshop in Wallingford, Delaware County, will run for 10 Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., from March 13 to May 22, 2014 (with no class on...

2014-02-25 14:29:39

Older parents frequently give help to their middle-aged offspring, and their perceptions about giving this help may affect their mental health, according to a team of researchers. "We usually view the elderly as needy, but our research shows that parents ages 60 and over are giving help to their children, and this support is often associated with lower rates of depression among the older adults," said Lauren Bangerter, Ph.D. student in human development and family studies, Penn State....

2014-02-25 12:28:22

TORONTO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ("Portage") (OTCQB: PTGEF, CNSX: PBT.U), today filed its unaudited consolidated financials and related management discussion & analysis for the three and nine months ended December 31, 2013. These can be viewed on our website, www.portagebiotech.com. Portage reported a net loss of approximately $4.6 million of which approximately $3.9 million related to non-cash expenses. Cash on hand at December 31, 2013 was...

2014-02-25 12:27:24

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASD Language is a new program that teaches life-changing skills to children with autism who have minimal language. Through a series of carefully constructed workbooks, children learn to: -- clearly express ideas -- understand what others are saying -- confidently answer questions -- discuss past, present, and future events (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/LA69676) In daily sessions carried out by parents or...

2014-02-24 23:26:24

Chapter Events Scheduled Across the Country Spread Eating Disorder Awareness and Hope, Feb. 23 - March 1 New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live joins forces with thousands to highlight the real faces of eating disorders in honor of this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week), Feb. 23- March 1. Events are being held across the United States and Canada to raise eating disorder awareness, promote healthy body image...


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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