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2015-03-17 16:21:48

DETROIT, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is hosting two events in April

2015-03-16 12:27:47

Research from NYU Langone Medical Center Establishes Algorithm that Permits Early Risk Identification Within 10 Days of Traumatic Event NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

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2015-03-15 15:37:52

A new study has confirmed that transgender youth often have mental health problems and that their depression and anxiety improve greatly with recognition and treatment of gender dysphoria.

2015-03-13 23:02:42

The segment, translated into Spanish in real time by Autismo y Familia host Juan Ronderos, offers Grandin’s insight on topics impacting the autism community. Los

2015-03-13 16:23:36

Also in This Edition: Jobs for Writers, Media Industry Blog Posts NEW YORK, March 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Below are experts from the ProfNet network that are available to discuss timely issues

Texas Iraq War Veteran Struggles to Cope with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
2015-03-12 13:47:02

Researchers discover a new way to study PTSD by studying biomarkers involved in immune response.

2015-03-11 23:17:45

Skills® Advanced Cognition is a web-based system that enables parents, educators and professionals who work with children with autism to design and implement evidence-based teaching programs

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2015-03-08 12:24:46

A UCLA study shows that people with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder have similar brain abnormalities.

2015-03-05 23:04:43

A joint statement of more than 30 researchers and physicians is a “watershed moment” for this syndrome that affects 1 in 200 children in the United States. Menlo


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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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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.