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social anxiety and friendships
2014-11-14 07:50:42

A new study recently published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that individuals with social anxiety disorder often think their relationships are worse than what their friends report.

Workers Experiencing Office Stress May Wait Before Acting Out
2014-11-12 03:37:39

Employers know that dramatic changes in the workplace, such as the start of the "busy season" or a new, more demanding boss, can cause employees to act out in ways that hurt the bottom line.

2014-11-12 08:33:06

-- Depression causes an average of 10 lost working days per episode CANTON, Ohio, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of U.S.

2014-11-12 08:32:47

Intervention Reduces Depression, Stress and Anxiety Among High-Risk Medical Populations NEW YORK, Nov.

2014-11-11 23:10:50

Working With Autism (WWA) is working with local families in Santa Clarita to increase awareness about autism.

anxiety to alzheimers
2014-11-11 05:48:08

A new study, led by the Baycrest Health Sciences' Rotman Research Institute, has found that anxiety significantly increases the risk of mild of cognitive impairment (MCI) converting to Alzheimer's disease.

2014-11-10 23:07:32

Eating Disorder Treatment Center’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament Funds Treatment Scholarships St.

2014-11-10 23:03:25

Daniel and Billy Baldwin, Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete, Nolan Gould and many more celebrities took the three-color drawing challenge at ACT Today!’s annual Denim and Diamonds for Autism

autism
2014-11-08 03:00:41

New article in Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry provides an overview of ten practical, evidence-based tips to provide holistic support to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

2014-11-07 23:00:37

Mothers with a history of sexual abuse reported less warmth toward their daughters compared to their sons, according to a study presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies


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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deuteragonist
  • A person in a secondary role, specifically the second most important character (after the protagonist).
The word 'deuteragonist' comes from a Greek word meaning 'an actor of second-class parts'.
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