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2014-09-05 23:07:58

"Stop Eating Disorder Now" book helps high school and college athletic programs to prevent disease while improving ambitious athletes' healthy lifestyles. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 05, 2014 The heartbreak of parents and family hearing from their loved one about a diagnosis of eating disorder must be hard to imagine for most observers. In the Amazon.com Kindle release, "Stop Eating Disorder Now," James Alterman achieves three main goals. First, he lays out the...

2014-09-05 08:24:01

Recent New York Times article generates fury of protest from clinicians NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent article in the New York Times about the use of antidepressants by pregnant women resulted in a fury of protest from clinicians. "The article is likely to foster unnecessary fear among women who struggle with mood disorders who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. The implication that women idly choose to start or to remain on antidepressants such as Selective...

2014-09-04 23:11:13

National mental health and suicide expert, Lucinda Bassett, highlights the shortcomings of the US healthcare system for those struggling with mental illness, and why she believes greater access to inpatient treatment is a key for long-term recovery and suicide prevention in the wake of Robin Williams' death. Malibu, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Following the recent suicide of actor Robin Williams, national mental health expert...

2014-09-03 23:13:07

Morris Psychological Group Announces Free Screenings for Depression on October 9th at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Morris Psychological Group, PA announces they will be offering free screenings for depression on October 9, 2014 from 4:30-8:30 at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall (Macy’s Court). More than 1,000 organizations nationwide will be hosting National Depression Screening Day events including hospitals, colleges and military installations....

2014-09-02 23:07:12

Mood-related symptoms can come and go in response to everyday stresses. If they occur for long periods, cause significant distress, or interfere with daily functioning, it's time to seek help. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 A little bit of moodiness now and then is normal for everyone. But sometimes the onset of irritability, sadness, or apathy can be a sign of a serious condition, reports the September 2014 Harvard Health Letter. "Mood-related symptoms can come and go in...

2014-09-01 23:03:58

This event is part of the 2014 Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) Awareness Campaign NEREG is holding in New York and New Jersey to promote education and visibility for this critical health condition. Mahwah, NJ (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 Psychogenic Non-epileptic Seizures (PNES), also known as non-epileptic attack disorder (NEAD) is a psychological disorder that can have devastating effects on those who develop it. These seizures look very much like epileptic seizures however,...

depression
2014-09-01 05:44:06

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Depression is a scary condition. It leaves some sufferers feeling helpless and hopeless. In others depression leads to an emptiness that prevents them from enjoying life. Some experience depression in more physical ways by feeling listless, fatigued, pained and incapable of moving. And then there are the times where depression causes death. The reactions, signs and symptoms to depression are varied, but the scariness is very real....

2014-08-30 23:00:53

DailyGossip.org publishes a review on a new effective method for sufferers who are dealing with anxiety. The Panic Away program reveals a unique new remedy for panic attacks. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Daily Gossip magazine reveals in its "Panic Away" review a method that keeps anxiety and panic attacks under control with a simple and efficient method. The "Panic Away" program review describes this new method as an anxiety recovery program which promises...

2014-08-29 23:01:04

The review, published by DailyGossip.org on August 29, reveals the "60 Second Panic Solution", an effective new method to eliminate panic attacks and all the disturbing symptoms they commonly cause. Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Panic attacks are extremely difficult to deal with. A panic attack is the feeling of intense stress and fear, which appears with no particular reason, affecting the entire life of the sufferer, causing insecurity and affecting relationships. A panic...

2014-08-28 23:14:36

With incidents of self-harm on the rise, social media networks are facing pressure to prevent graphic images that trigger the disease. However, clinical psychologist Joanne J. Wendt says help for self-injury lies closer to home. San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Therapists who treat self-harm patients have been in the news recently, asking social media sites such as YouTube and Tumblr to do a better job of policing images on their platforms that encourage self-harm. However,...


Latest Abnormal psychology Reference Libraries

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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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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