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2014-05-20 23:14:43

Connected World delves into new mental-health focused apps that can be used both for the military and civilians. Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The battles in Afghanistan and Iraq have left many of the 2.4 million U.S. military veterans who served there with emotional scars that effect their lives every day. According to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, nearly 31% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans show symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or depression, and 50% of...

2014-05-20 23:09:57

DMG Productions explores advancements in Sensory Enrichment Therapy Technique. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Mendability® announced they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. In this episode, Innovations will present the Mendability innovative, home-based clinically validated autism therapy. The show will teach viewers about the impact that prescribed sensory...

2014-05-20 16:25:49

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical or sexual assault, a car or other accident, a natural disaster or even witnessing a life-threatening event are only some of the events that can contribute to the nearly 8 million American adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To address this increasing community need, Rogers Memorial Hospital is opening a new adult partial hospitalization program for single-incident PTSD at their newly expanded location at Lincoln...

2014-05-20 08:29:08

Clinical diagnoses and pharmaceutical treatment may not be the complete holistic solution to this crisis. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- An estimated 26.2% of all Americans ages 18 and older - 1 in 4 adults - suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. (nimh.nih.gov) -- Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at...

depressed mother
2014-05-16 06:36:31

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A mother's job, and joy, is taking care of her children, but motherhood has its challenges, however rewarding it is. And for a mother suffering from depression, there can be even more daunting challenges. A new study from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that mothers suffering from depressive symptoms tend to focus on minimizing their own distress, which leads them to miss the impact their responses have on their children....

2014-05-15 23:13:28

Using her latest research, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, presented hypotheses that link autism to heavy metals, sulfate deficiencies, and glyphosate. Dr. Seneff is on the scientific advisory board of the Children Medical Safety Research Institute (CMSRI) founded by Claire Dwoskin of the Dwoskin Family Foundation. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 At the Third International Symposium on Vaccines, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, a scientific advisory board member of CMSRI, presented some of her findings...

2014-05-15 08:33:52

RALEIGH, N.C., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- North Carolina is a start the people often recognize as one of the 13 original colonies in these United States. However, what is not often noted that is also a leading state for hoarders as well, hence why a company is focusing on North Carolina hoarding cleanup. They generally tend to congregate in the larger cities in North Carolina such as Asheville, Greensboro, and Chapel Hill. What you may not realize is that even some of your...

2014-05-14 23:06:16

Scientists From Around the World Discuss the Latest Findings on the Diagnosis, Causes and Treatments of Autism Spectrum Disorder Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 The International Society for Autism Research (INSAR), a scientific and professional organization devoted to advancing knowledge about autism spectrum disorders, convened more than 1700 researchers, delegates, autism specialists and students from 40 countries for the 13th Annual International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR),...

New Cellular Study Indicates Schizophrenia Begins In The Womb
2014-05-14 10:13:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from a large team of American researchers has revealed evidence that schizophrenia may originate during fetal development in the womb. For the study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers analyzed neurons grown in the laboratory from the skin cells of individuals with schizophrenia. The study team noted in its report that these neurons behaved strangely and a similar type of neuronal development in the...

2014-05-13 23:10:58

Young adults with Asperger’s and other Learning Differences volunteer for autism awareness groups. Pittsfield, MA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Rosten Murakami is a huge Oakland A’s baseball fan and was thrilled when he was recently invited to an A’s game sponsored by Autism Speaks. “We worked in a booth and talked to people about autism, and then we got to watch the Oakland A’s game,” Rosten commented. “I would definitely do this again, it’s a great community service idea,” he...


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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