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2014-05-30 23:14:08

The 2nd Annual Go Blue or Go Home Autism Fundraiser Event witnessed a huge surge of benevolence and encouragement towards the cause of Autism. The event turned out to be a tremendous success with over $5000 raised during this fun and eventful get-together of families. (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 On April 12th, the Palisades Recreational Park rang with laughter and excitement generated by a long line-up of games, music, entertainment acts and events, and a delightful array of gulp-inducing...

2014-05-30 23:12:39

New Jersey Educator Describes How to Use LEGO to Help Children Make Friends, Build Social Skills Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 New Jersey autism educator GW Krauss, a neuropsychologist at Y.A.L.E. School has co-authored a new book that describes how to set up and run a LEGO ® Club for children with autism. The book, LEGO®-Based Therapy: How to build social competence through LEGO®-based Clubs for children with autism and related conditions, outlines the theory and...

2014-05-29 20:20:55

BRONX, N.Y., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research by scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University may help explain how some cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) can result from environmental influences rather than gene mutations. The findings, published online today in PLOS Genetics, shed light on why older mothers are at increased risk for having children with ASD and could pave the way for more research into the role of environment on ASD....

BRAIN Initiative Gains Momentum In Anxiety, Depression Research
2014-05-29 13:24:31

[ Watch the Video: Untangling The Brain Circuits In Mental Illness ] Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online Just over a year ago, the White House announced a new initiative aimed at gaining a broader understanding of how the human brain works. The BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative will present new and novel ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer's, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy and traumatic brain...

2014-05-28 23:15:03

May is recognized as Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month, and with increasing awareness of the troubles that many new mothers face, Praeclarus Press brings you a riveting new memoir about the darkest days in one mother's journey. Follow the story of Jennifer Hentz Moyer as she hit the lowest point of her life, and found her way back to her family. Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 May is recognized as Perinatal Mood Disorders Awareness Month, and while many women experience...

2014-05-28 08:32:25

Take advantage of this free online learning experience from anywhere in the world GREAT NECK, N.Y., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty of the world's best researchers, therapists, thought leaders, and scientists who specialize in managing anxiety and depression will be featured in the Beat Anxiety Now World Online Summit 2014. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140527/91370 One of the highlights of the summit will be the presentation "The Most Important 60 minutes of Your...

2014-05-27 23:10:23

Weight-loss programs and diets rarely consider the root cause of disordered eating and weight gain. In his new book, James Greenblatt, MD reveals why only an integrated medical approach focused on nutrition can regulate appetite at the source. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Dieting doesn’t work, but appetite control does, according to James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care and author of a new book, “Answers to Appetite Control” (ISBN...

2014-05-27 23:05:40

TreatmentHelp lists the most common factors that contribute to eating disorders among teens. Delray Beach, FL. (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 TreatmentHelp, drug and behavior disorders rehabilitation website, has named the top 5 factors that contribute to eating disorders in the hopes of helping teens and their parents watch out for signs and symptoms and cope with treatment. Being stuck in transition between childhood and adulthood, adolescents between 13 and 19 are discovering their respective...

2014-05-27 11:50:38

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Could give hints about male versus female risk for certain psychiatric disorders Puberty is the defining process of adolescent development, beginning a cascade of changes throughout the body, including the brain. Penn Medicine researchers have discovered that cerebral blood flow (CBF) levels decreased similarly in males and females before puberty, but saw them diverge sharply in puberty, with levels increasing in females while decreasing...

2014-05-25 23:02:38

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of California opened its traveling exhibit, “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" with a partial display in the state's capitol building on May 22nd. The show is part of CCHR's continuing efforts to warn people about the connection that psychiatric drugs have with increasing rates of suicides and violence, especially among our military and veterans. (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) 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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