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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...

blood test for suicide risk
2014-08-02 04:31:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Newly discovered chemical changes in the body could ultimately lead to a blood test to help predict whether or not a person is at risk of committing suicide, according to new research appearing in the online edition of The American Journal of Psychiatry. The discovery, which was made by scientists from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg...

2014-07-30 23:12:46

Affordable certification as Certified Autism Specialist or Autism Certificate increases earning potential and promotes a higher standard of care for those on the autism spectrum and other sensory processing disorders. Jacksonville, Florida (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), in providing an electronic tracking system for professional development hours in the field of autism, is now offering autism certificates to...

2014-07-30 23:00:53

DailyGossip.org publishes a review to the Panic Away program. This method promises to reveal how to stop anxiety and eliminate panic attacks. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Daily Gossip mentions that the "Panic Away" method developed by Joe Barry promises to be an effective way to stop anxiety and eliminate all associated symptoms. It has been revealed that the program has already helped no less than 150,000 people in getting their lives back. The Panic Away review...

2014-07-30 23:00:41

DailyGossip.org publishes a complex review to the 60 Second Panic Solution program. The new method promises to stop panic attacks forever. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Daily Gossip indicates in its 60 Second Panic Solution review that panic attacks can occur easily. A panic attack is a feeling of intense stress and fear, which may be determined by various factors. There are a series of symptoms that sufferers commonly deal with when panic attacks are developed. This includes...

2014-07-28 23:02:09

First of Its Kind Virtual Autism Community Full of Easy to Find Resources and Information for Families with Children on the Autism Spectrum New Jersey (PRWEB) July 28, 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 access to resources regarding autism spectrum disorder and community life. This virtual town will provide its visitors a new way to explore the many...

2014-07-28 10:06:28

University of Miami Researchers at the University of Miami find that early joint attention predicts later autism symptoms Some babies are at risk for autism because they have an older sibling that has the disorder. To find new ways to detect Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) earlier in life, researchers are exploring the subtleties of babies' interactions with others and how they relate to the possibility and severity of future symptoms. A new study helps us to understand the connection...

2014-07-25 23:01:15

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address the dangers of autism wandering, and to also announce bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for "Avonte's Law," his legislation inspired by the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...


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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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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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