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2014-04-24 15:01:11

In the aftermath of war, communities who continue to experience repeated violence could have a major escalation in rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and severe distress, suggests new research published in The Lancet Global Health journal. In 2004, Dr Derrick Silove from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, and colleagues conducted a survey to estimate the prevalence of common mental disorders among 1022 adults (600 from a rural village and 422 from an urban...

2014-04-24 08:35:06

Groundbreaking Social Enterprise Recently Celebrated 14 Employees' 1-Year Anniversary; Featured on National News, Won Multiple Awards, Tripled Customer Base & Much More PARKLAND, Fla., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In its first year of business, Rising Tide Car Wash has not only made an extraordinary difference in helping people with autism to build a career and achieve an independent lifestyle, but it has also played a major role in inspiring communities to change their perception of the...

2014-04-23 23:17:13

A Recent Study Finds Rising Number of Children in Foster Care Are Receiving Risperdal, Other Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs to Treat ADHD Columbus, OH (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Wright & Schulte LLC, an experienced law firm representing clients in Risperdal lawsuits, notes that a recently published study has raised concerns about the off-label use of Risperdal and other atypical antipsychotic drugs among children in foster care. According to a report from HealthDay News, the study drew data...

2014-04-23 23:15:57

The Pinnacles Schools Elk River Treatment Program recognize the Karkut family during Autism Awareness Month. Huntsville, AL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 April is Autism Awareness Month but for Jeff and Nancy Karkut and their son Trae, every day is autism awareness. When a preschool teacher suggested Trae might have Asperger's Syndrome, Jeff resisted the diagnosis. His wife already had recognized some developmental delays in their son, but Jeff was basically in denial. After years of...

2014-04-23 23:13:32

Autism Society Greater Tucson launches a new website just in time for their 8th Annual Piece the Puzzle Autism Walk on April 26, 2014. Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Autism Society Greater Tucson today is announcing the re-launch of their website, the results of a strategic partnership with Tucson digital marketing and design firm, Nuanced Media. The leading voice and resource of the entire autism community, Autism Society Greater Tucson is committed to meaningful participation and...

2014-04-23 23:06:13

First Online Resource of Its Kind - Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares announces the launch of “The Kohl’s Autism Awareness community hub” the first web platform giving families access to resources regarding autism spectrum disorder and community life. Mountainside, New Jersey (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Children’s Specialized Hospital and Kohl’s Cares announces the launch of “The Kohl’s Autism Awareness community hub” the first web platform giving families...

2014-04-23 08:24:16

DUBLIN, Apr. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qbtwvc/global_depression ) has announced the addition of the "Global Depression Drugs Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Depression Drugs market to grow at a CAGR of 2.49 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increase in the...

2014-04-22 23:09:02

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present “Autism for First Responders” trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals with autism. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) and Institute for Behavioral Training (IBT) today announced that they will partner to train first responders on how to approach and interact with individuals with autism...

2014-04-22 14:28:27

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism. Until now, it has been unclear how much these stressors have impacted the cells of a developing brain. Past studies have shown that when an expectant mother exposes herself to alcohol or drug abuse or she experiences some trauma...

Autism Risk Higher For Mothers Over 30 Years Of Age
2014-04-22 14:13:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While several recent studies on the risk of a child developing an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have focused on paternal age or even the age of the grandfather, a new Sweden-based study has found that risk for ASD increases with the age of both parents – but particularly for would-be mothers. The study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that ASD risk with parental age increased linearly for older...


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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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