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Schizophrenia genetics
2014-09-16 07:21:57

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia is not a single disease, but a group of eight genetically distinct disorders - each with its own unique set of symptoms, according to new research published online Monday in The American Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. C. Robert Cloninger, one of the senior investigators of the study as well as a professor of psychiatry and genetics at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and his colleagues believe their...

2014-09-15 03:00:49

Kelly Parkes-Harrison, University of Warwick Children who are bullied at ages 8-10 are more likely to suffer from sleep walking, night terrors or nightmares by the time they are 12 years old. In a study published in Pediatrics, journal of the American Pediatric Association, Professor Dieter Wolke and Dr Suzet Tanya Lereya from the University of Warwick, found being bullied increases the risk for a category of sleep disorders known as parasomnias. These are sleep-related problems such as...

2014-09-11 23:09:21

The Howard County Autism Society launched an updated website with new online tools for families helping children and others with autism (http://www.howard-autism.org). Columbia, MD (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The Howard County Autism Society launched an updated website with new online tools for families helping children and others with autism (http://www.howard-autism.org). Howard County has the largest per capita population of children with autism in Maryland, according to the Autism...

2014-09-11 23:07:40

CARD will partner with developmental pediatrician Dr. Linda Copeland to offer families one-stop access to medical and behavioral health services. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced its partnership with leading developmental pediatrician Dr. Linda Copeland. This will be the first autism treatment center in the Sacramento area to offer both behavioral and medical treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder...

2014-09-11 23:01:41

The Firm is representing numerous Risperdal lawsuit plaintiffs who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to their use of the antipsychotic drug. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 A Canadian project investigating the use of Risperdal (http://www.lawreward.com/risperdal/) and other antipsychotic medications in elderly dementia patients has reported positive outcomes when the drugs are reduced in this patient population, Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports....

2014-09-10 23:09:11

In a survey done with parents of autistic children in the United Kingdom, it was discovered that 61% of children with Autism Spectrum Condition are bullied at school. NoBullying discovers why today http://www.nobullying.com/over-60-of-autistic-children-are-bullied-at-school/ London, UK (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) affects around half a million children in the United Kingdom so when the parents of 900 autistic children were interviewed and 61% of them said...

2014-09-10 23:02:02

Clearview Women's Center has launched an entirely new, redesigned website with more information and vaunted design Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Women in need of treatment for such mental health disorders as Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) can find valuable information at Clearview Women’s Center’s newly redesigned website, http://www.clearviewwomenscenter.com. The site provides insight into the various disorders that are treated at the center. Visitors can...

infant autism
2014-09-10 05:08:25

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A specialized intervention program designed to treat infants showing signs of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) could help significantly reduce symptoms by the age of three, according to new research currently appearing online in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. In the study, authors Sally J. Rogers and Sally Ozonoff, both of whom are professors of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of California,...

2014-09-09 23:00:44

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Factitious Disorders: Fantasies and Facts (Munchausen Syndrome and Munchausen by Proxy), to their library of over 95 online CE courses for mental health professionals and allied healthcare providers. This online CE course reviews Baron Von Munchhausen, the man and the myth, along with the psychological phenomenon of the Munchausen disorders, exploring the unique clinical and forensic issues related to working with...

2014-09-08 05:06:09

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We live in a world that is constantly on the move. We have things stimulating us all of the time, often leading to overstimulation. We work more and more, and because of technology, often bring that work everywhere, and I do mean everywhere, with us. It is no wonder many people experience stress and stress-related disorders. As the National Institute of Mental Health defines, “Stress can be defined as the brain's response to any...

Latest Abnormal psychology Reference Libraries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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