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2014-11-19 12:29:13

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2014-11-19 08:29:31

Bronx Nursing Home, Gold Crest Care Center, understands the importance of a holistic approach to healthcare. Psychological wellbeing is essential to a healthy lifestyle. BRONX, N.Y., Nov.

2014-11-18 08:28:11

More Than 20 Percent of Moms Experience PPD; 40 Percent Not Seeking Help Due to Feelings of Embarrassment and Guilt SAN FRANCISCO, Nov.

2014-11-18 08:27:03

TweetChat designed to help those struggling with eating disorders and body image concerns cope with the upcoming Holiday season REDMOND, Ore., Nov.

2014-11-17 23:00:17

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, A Clinician’s Guide to Understanding and Treating Clients with Hoarding Disorder, to their library of over 95 online

2014-11-17 08:32:28

Depression Biomarker Analysis Shows NSI-189 is Rapidly and Persistently Efficacious GERMANTOWN, Md., Nov. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc.

2014-11-16 23:00:04

Encouragement, hope abound in ‘Mary Lives - A story of Anorexia Nervosa & Bipolar Disorder’ LANDSDALE, Australia (PRWEB) November 17, 2014 The

2014-11-14 08:21:55

D'Eri, the Youngest Honoree to Ever Win Miami Herald's 20 Under 40 Award, is at the Forefront of the Social Entrepreneurship Movement PARKLAND, Fla., Nov.

social anxiety and friendships
2014-11-14 07:50:42

A new study recently published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology found that individuals with social anxiety disorder often think their relationships are worse than what their friends report.


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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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