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weight loss still wont make you happy
2014-08-08 05:51:24

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We are inundated daily with TV, print and radio commercials that tell us losing weight will make us healthier and happier. All one needs to do to have a more fulfilling, satisfying, happy life is lose weight. But are they right? A new study, published in PLOS ONE, shows that while losing weight will make you healthier, it might not make you happier. The study examined 1,979 overweight and obese adults in the UK, finding that people...

2014-08-07 23:01:51

Special Poster Session at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting This Week Presents New Analysis Supporting Measure for Mental Well-Being Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 A new tool that allows healthcare providers to quickly screen for multiple mood and anxiety disorders—including depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar—is paving the way for increased behavioral health integration between psychologists and primary care providers. M3 Clinician is a...

2014-08-06 23:06:50

Special Poster Session at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting This Week Presents New Analysis Supporting Measure for Mental Well-Being Rockville, MD (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 A new tool that allows healthcare providers to quickly screen for multiple mood and anxiety disorders—including depression, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar—is paving the way for increased behavioral health integration between psychologists and primary care providers. M3 Clinician is a...

2014-08-06 23:02:07

The center provides applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for all ages, and a day program to help adults with independent living, obtaining employment, developing leisure activities and building meaningful relationships. New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the opening of its new treatment center in Manhattan, N.Y. for adults and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). CARD has over 25 centers worldwide and is known for...

anorexia
2014-08-06 07:34:20

Robin Lally, Rutgers University Rutgers study finds that positive emotions could play a role in the deadly disorder Positive emotions – even those viewed through a distorted lens – may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, which has a death rate 12 times higher for females between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes of death combined, according to a Rutgers study. In research published in Clinical Psychological Science, Edward Selby,...

genetic testing for stress
2014-08-06 05:25:46

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Everyone feels stressed out at times; however, for some stress evolves into mental and physical illnesses that lead to even worse illnesses and issues. For these reasons, scientists and doctors have long studied stress looking at what causes stress, how stress affects people, and what can be done to prevent and/or treat stress-related illnesses. On Saturday, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC)...

2014-08-05 23:06:05

Outreach Director Will Represent Castlewood's Monarch Cove Facility St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center welcomes Kira Olson to its marketing team. Kira was recently named Director of Regional Outreach--West Coast, and will be based at Castlewood's Monarch Cove facility. Kira position will allow her to represent Castlewood as she participates in events and conferences throughout the west coast. She will also be responsible for helping the marketing...

2014-08-05 08:35:37

Promotes Knowledge of Brain Disorders and Encourages Anti-Stigma Efforts TITUSVILLE, N.J., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Research & Development, LLC, today launched the first in a series of online videos addressing key mental health topics and treatments for disorders of the brain. The five-video Healthy Minds series discusses progress made in brain research and treatment and offers insights for people living with mental illness, as well as those closest to them. Featured in the...

2014-08-04 23:06:00

Compassionate environment of hope essential for eating disorder recovery. St. Louis, Mo (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders has launched a branding awareness video with a critical message for individuals struggling with an eating disorder. By providing a caring therapeutic relationship that emphasizes daily hope, Castlewood guides and strengthens the client's belief in themselves. This atmosphere of hope helps develop the recovery skills and...

stress and mental illness
2014-08-02 05:31:14

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People suffer from stress under a litany of situations. Some situations are temporarily stressful and then dissipate while others lead to long-term psychological problems including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). It seems that more people these days suffer from the consequences of stress, which leads to many studies about the mental illness. In one study completed by Duke University, the study's senior author Dr. Kafui...


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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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