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Ritual circumcision, a rite practiced by many cultures and religions, could increase the odds that boys will develop autism spectrum disorder (ASD) prior to the age of 10, claims new research published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
While severe trauma can cause post-traumatic stress disorder, not everyone who experiences such events develop PTSD, and now UCLA scientists believe they know why.
By using a different type of MRI imaging scan, researchers have located previously undetected differences in the brains of patients suffering from bipolar disorder, a psychiatric conditions that affects approximately one percent of the population.
Recent work which suggests that depression is a kind of allergic reaction affecting the immune system might just help.
Intervention Reduces Depression, Stress and Anxiety Among High-Risk Medical Populations NEW YORK, Jan.
Early Registration for 2015 Symposium Continues to January 15th PEKIN, Ill., Jan.
- Potential Treatment of Both Schizophrenia and Manic or Mixed Episodes Associated with Bipolar I Disorder - DUBLIN and BUDAPEST, Hungary, Jan.
According to the FBI's annual Uniform Crime Index, suicides are on the rise post New Year's Day.
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 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 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, 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, 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...
- In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
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