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2014-04-02 23:26:11

The educational, evidence-based app developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders for children with autism now offers a Community Helpers game. Los Angeles (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), today released its new educational game, Community Helpers. The app, developed by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), now includes a game to teach children about different helpers that they...

2014-04-02 23:24:21

Author Mary Joann Lang says that autism improvement calls for integrative education. La Palma, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 April is Autism Awareness Month, and the most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cite 1 child in 68 affected by autism. This represents an astounding number of children. Now more than ever, innovative integrative education is needed to help children with autism reach their true potential. The trademark deficits of...

2014-04-02 23:03:31

April is National Autism Awareness Month and Easter Seals NH is shining the spotlight on its Autism Support & Treatment Network for individuals living with autism, as is the case for more and more families. One in 68 U.S. children has an autism spectrum disorder, a 30% increase from 1 in 88 two years ago. (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 April is National Autism Awareness Month and Easter Seals NH is shining the spotlight on its Autism Support & Treatment Network for individuals living with...

2014-04-02 23:01:42

New Jersey Fluitec CEO, Frank Magnotti, passionate about helping parents to find ways to help parents with Autistic children, believes they have done just that with the TesTME Kit, an affordable, in home antioxidant measurement test that provides immediate results so parents can see first-hand how to do more of what's good and less of what's bad. This means that a parent can have a tool that provides a way to learn what things reduce "noise" caused by high level of free...

2014-04-02 16:31:34

April is National Autism Awareness Month HARRISBURG, Pa., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has declared April 2 as Autism Awareness Day in Pennsylvania in recognition of the challenges faced by individuals diagnosed with autism and their families. "The number of individuals with autism who receive services in the commonwealth has nearly tripled in the last few years, to more than 56,000 Pennsylvanians," Governor Corbett said. National statistics on...

Male College-Age Depression Linked To Later Sedentary Behavior
2014-04-02 11:31:12

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Is a male friend or relative you know spending too much time on the internet or watching TV? If so, he may have been depressed during his first few years out of high school. A new study in the journal Preventive Medicine concluded that sedentary habits, which often stem from depression, are established in the early 20s and these habits can establish a pattern of sedentary behavior later in life. The study included over 760...

2014-04-02 08:20:14

May Institute Launches Autism Awareness Initiative RANDOLPH, Mass., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Does someone you love have autism? May Institute, a national nonprofit organization, will ask that question to hundreds of thousands of people during April, National Autism Awareness Month. May Institute provides critical services, and access to services, for children and adults with autism and other special needs throughout the country. In Massachusetts, where as many as...

2014-04-01 23:27:34

Paradigm warns teens often struggle during these times with body image issues, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Malibu, California (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Paradigm Malibu plans to offer phone counseling with the help of extra counselors through April and Spring Break sessions. During times such as this, families often struggle with teen eating disorders, teen substance abuse, body image issues, and more, thanks to pool parties and beach trips. "Teens struggle with these issues...

2014-04-01 23:23:19

Exclusive Genetics, a world leader in the bucking bull industry, is launching the "Buck Autism" Campaign to support the National Autism Association and the Parent Information Center of Wyoming; kicking off with a charity event on April 5 at the ACM Party For A Cause® Festival in Las Vegas. Orchard, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 In support of National Autism Awareness Month this April 2014, Exclusive Genetics (EG), a world leader in the bucking bull industry will launch the...

2014-04-01 23:02:19

Clearview Treatment Programs Center for Borderline Personality Disorder sponsors several upcoming BPD workshops and conferences. Venice Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Clearview Women’s Center, a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) treatment center for women in Los Angeles, is sponsoring four upcoming BPD events around the country. “The more knowledge there is about Borderline Personality Disorder and BPD treatments, the better chance there is for people to make a lasting recovery...


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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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  • A stinking tobacco.
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