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2014-09-11 23:09:21

The Howard County Autism Society launched an updated website with new online tools for families helping children and others with autism (http://www.howard-autism.org).

2014-09-11 23:01:41

The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the antipsychotic drug. New

2014-09-10 23:09:11

In a survey done with parents of autistic children in the United Kingdom, it was discovered that 61% of children with Autism Spectrum Condition are bullied at school.

2014-09-10 23:02:02

Clearview Women's Center has launched an entirely new, redesigned website with more information and vaunted design Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10,

infant autism
2014-09-10 05:08:25

A specialized intervention program designed to treat infants showing signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could help significantly reduce symptoms by the age of three, according to new research currently appearing online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

2014-09-09 23:00:44

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Factitious Disorders: Fantasies and Facts (Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy), to their library of over 95

stress
2014-09-08 05:06:09

We live in a world that is constantly on the move. We have things stimulating us all of the time, often leading to overstimulation. We work more and more, and because of technology, often bring that work everywhere with us. It is no wonder many people experience stress and stress-related disorders.

2014-09-05 23:07:58

"Stop Eating Disorder Now" book helps high school and college athletic programs to prevent disease while improving ambitious athletes' healthy lifestyles. Houston,

2014-09-05 08:24:01

Recent New York Times article generates fury of protest from clinicians NEW YORK, Sept.


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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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