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2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-04-10 09:41:54

International study finds that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone. New research from Concordia University and 15 other universities worldwide shows that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses. The international study, which was co-authored by Concordia psychology professor Adam Radomsky and published in the Journal...

2014-04-09 20:22:18

SCHOFIELD, Wis., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PuraMed BioScience®, Inc. (OTCBB: PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that the company is moving forward with the development of their first cannabinoid-based formulation that targets the mental health market by focusing on anxiety and depression. "We believe that with the technologies we have available, PuraMed can utilize hemp-derived compounds to...

2014-04-08 23:33:38

Working with Autism plans its largest annual fundraising event in support of autism research. The day is filled with fun activities and a chance to connect families with each other, while educating the community on and raising awareness for autism. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 April is Autism Awareness month, and Working With Autism (WWA) is celebrating by joining forces with The Yogurt Shoppe to hold a fundraising event geared for families and children of all ages. This will...

2014-04-08 23:21:56

The Meehl Foundation is offering free SPECT images through June 30, 2014. This offer is for clients coming to the 90 day residential DBT program. Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The Meehl Foundation is an “Intensively Trained DBT Team” and an “Amen Brain Healthy Treatment Program” creating an individual plan for a holistic balanced approach to mental wellness with; Psychological testing and assessment, Hypnosis, acupuncture, hair follicle testing for vitamins and mineral,...

2014-04-08 08:37:31

Organization Striving for Acceptance over Awareness CARY, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- April marks National Autism Awareness Month - a time to educate the public about autism and issues within the autism community. The timing comes on the heels of a new report from the Centers for Disease control indicating that 1 in 68 children have an autism spectrum disorder. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140408/PH00251-a Photo -...

2014-04-07 23:27:02

Child and adolescent specialist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco brings more than 25 years of experience to Morris Psychological Group. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Morris Psychological Group is pleased to announce that clinical psychologist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco has joined the practice. Dr. Walco brings more than 25 years of experience treating a variety of mental health issues with a particular specialty in working with children and adolescents. “We are thrilled to have Dr....

2014-04-07 16:34:11

A third of intensive care patients develop depression that typically manifests as physical, or somatic, symptoms such as weakness, appetite change, and fatigue, rather than psychological symptoms, according to one of the largest studies to investigate the mental health and functional outcomes of survivors of critical care, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine. The study suggests that intensive care unit (ICU) survivors could be three times more likely to experience depression than...

2014-04-05 23:02:41

Many kids with Autism have a hard time fitting in. However, one gymnastics facility in Lake Forest believes the process for kids can be made a little easier with their Transition Program. Lake Forest, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Many kids with Autism have a hard time fitting in. However, one gymnastics facility in Lake Forest believes the process for kids can be made a little easier. Us Too Gymnastics offers kids with special needs gymnastics classes to help gain confidence, learn social...

2014-04-04 23:26:41

Y.A.L.E. School in Cherry Hill New Jersey to Present Workshop Featuring Dr. Peter Gerhardt and Katie Curran Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) April 04, 2014 Y.A.L.E. School will present a unique program on happiness and optimism featuring autism expert, Dr. Peter Gerhardt, and his colleague Katie Curran. The program, “A Spectrum of Happiness: Fostering Resiliency, Flexibility and Optimism in Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum,” will cover topics including the ‘science of hope,’ and how to...


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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