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2015-05-10 23:00:49

The 3rd Annual Bull Roast to support Pathfinders for Autism raised over $10,000 was just one of the activities hosted during a busy Autism Awareness month. Baltimore,

2015-05-07 23:00:40

Researchers at UC Davis have developed a new intervention that identifies potentially depressed mothers and encourages them to seek treatment. SACRAMENTO, Calif.

2015-05-07 08:38:14

VANCOUVER, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - MSI Methylation Sciences, Inc., a pharmaceutical company developing a once-daily oral, small molecule therapy for adjunctive treatment of major depressive

2015-05-05 12:21:43

Injured Warriors Still Combating Mental Health Challenges JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the U.S.

2015-05-04 08:30:52

Report Highlights Gaps in Care for Children, Including 80% of Kids With a Diagnosable Anxiety Disorder Who Do Not Get Treatment NEW YORK, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Child

2015-05-04 08:28:25

Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, like postpartum depression, affect an astounding one in seven women who give birth each year LOS ANGELES, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This May,

2015-05-01 23:02:19

Mental Health America Sees Average of 1,000 Online Screenings Taken Per Day Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 01, 2015 Today Mental Health America (MHA) kicks

2015-05-01 16:31:37

Brian Kelly, Autism Speaks Board Member, elected Chairman NEW YORK, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bob Wright, Co-Founder of Autism Speaks, the world's leading autism science


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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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