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2014-04-30 23:16:50

With the prevalence rate of autism on the rise, important questions surround the disorder that the book, edited by researchers at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, addresses. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 The “Handbook of Early Intervention for Autism Spectrum Disorders” offers comprehensive, evidence-based information on early intensive behavioral intervention for autism. The book explores the evolution of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), reviews the neurobiology of ASD,...

2014-04-30 23:08:05

Bridges to Recovery announces a luxurious residential treatment program for patients suffering from Bipolar disorder. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 When Bridges to Recovery admits a new patient with an untreated Bipolar Disorder, they immediately review every factor before developing a full comprehensive treatment plan. Due to the associated suicide rate of 10 to 15 percent from untreated Bipolar Disorder, patients need to begin treatment immediately. In contrast to major depression, nearly all...

2014-04-30 23:06:23

Recent shootings raise questions about mental illness and violence. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Behavioral health expert Ben Brafman encourages everyone to regularly take stock of their mental health. With recent news events such as the shootings in Fort Hood and Kansas City raising questions about mental illness and violence, it’s a good time to talk about mental health.     “First, it’s important to note that mental illness does not...

2014-04-30 12:20:54

World-renowned mountaineers join injured soldiers to overcome barriers FORT COLLINS, Colo., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soldiers to Summits, a program of No Barriers USA, and Mission: Mt. Whitney expedition sponsor Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) today announced its team of healing wounded veterans who will take on the highest summit in the contiguous United States this fall. The team of soldiers will be trained by two of America's best-known mountaineers Charley Mace and Jeff Evans, who together...

2014-04-30 10:42:06

A new KU Leuven study shows for the first time that the dampening or suppression of positive emotions plays an important role in the development of postpartum depression. This has implications for the treatment of depressed mothers. We often forget that depression is characterized by both negative feelings and a lack of positive feelings. Researchers suspect that this may have to do with the way depression-prone individuals deal with positive or happy feelings. These individuals downplay...

2014-04-29 23:10:39

Two day event focuses on evidence-based recommendations to improve patient care in all phases of Bipolar Disorder. New York, NY (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Global Medical Education, a free online medical education resource that provides timely, unbiased, evidence-based medical education and online medical information, and the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine, a provider of continuing medical education for physicians, announces the first annual Bipolar Disorder Summit, to be held May 16 and...

2014-04-29 09:47:31

Bottom Line: Children and young adults who start antidepressant therapy at high doses, rather than the "modal" [average or typical] prescribed doses, appear to be at greater risk for suicidal behavior during the first 90 days of treatment. Author: Matthew Miller, M.D., Sc.D., of the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, and colleagues. Background: A previous meta-analysis by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of antidepressant trials suggested that children who received...

Gulf War Illness Likely Caused By Toxins - RAC Findings
2014-04-29 05:09:26

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new report from a Congressionally-mandated panel of scientific experts and veterans has found that Gulf War illness is most likely the result of exposure to toxins. The panel added research surrounding treatment of the condition has been advancing at an “encouraging” rate. Gulf War illness was established as a legitimate condition in 2008 by the same Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses (RAC) that presented...

2014-04-28 12:26:41

Ad features trio of BBDO clients to help communicate message: "Early Diagnosis Can Make a Lifetime of Difference" NEW YORK, April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented move, BBDO New York has brought together three of its clients to help deliver a one-of-a-kind, onetime :60 commercial message designed to help raise awareness of autism and encourage parents to look for early signs. The "ad" is timed to debut at the end of April, which is Autism Awareness Month. The...

The Genetics Of Autism
2014-04-27 04:57:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rare copy number variations (CNVs) are more common in families that are affected by autism, suggesting that this type of genetic testing could prove to be an important tool in the individualized diagnosis and treatment of the condition, researchers from the Autism Genome Project claim in a new study. In a report published in the April 24 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics, the authors discuss the CNV testing of...


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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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