Latest Abnormal psychology Stories
A study by San Diego State University psychology professor Jean M. Twenge shows Americans are more depressed now than they have been in decades.
A new study from the University of California Davis Health System reveals that the short questionnaires used to identify patients at risk for depression might lead to unnecessary antidepressant prescriptions.
Registration Still Open for Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center’s Oct. 6 Charity Golf Tournament ST.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AIT Laboratories (AIT) announced today that it will offer the proprietary MDDScore(TM) Depression Blood Test developed by Ridge Diagnostics.
Oct. 5-11 is National Mental Illness Awareness Week WASHINGTON, Oct.
The Phoenix Center, an innovative private school for students with disabilities, establishes sensory room to help children and teens with autism.
A meta-analysis of published and unpublished clinical trial data, which was published in the journal PLOS ONE on Aug.
Nashville Lifestyles Dot Com votes Dr. Joseph M.
RYE, N.Y., Sept.
Esteemed physicians specializing in eating disorders treatment deliver direct medical and psychiatric care to patients at Eating Recovery Center's Denver-based Behavioral Hospital for Adults
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 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 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, 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, 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...
- Monstrous in size or character; huge; prodigious; monstrously perverse, savage, cruel, etc.
More Images (2 images) »