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2014-06-26 16:25:17

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Behavioral Health System - nationally recognized in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression and mood disorders and addiction - has finalized a new service agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective last month. Under the new arrangement, MCW is providing a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services...

2014-06-25 23:13:35

Etica Press Ltd announces the release of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, a fictionalized journey through the conditions of schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The novel has been released in both paperback and Kindle format. Malvern, UK (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Etica Press Ltd announces the release of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, a fictionalized journey through the conditions of schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The novel has been...

2014-06-25 10:16:46

The Lancet Adults with the autism spectrum condition known as Asperger Syndrome are nine times more likely to experience suicidal thoughts than people from the UK general population, according to the first large-scale clinical study of its kind, published in The Lancet Psychiatry. The study surveyed 374 individuals (256 men and 118 women) diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome as adults between 2004 and 2013 at the Cambridge Lifetime Asperger Syndrome Service (CLASS) clinic in Cambridge UK....

2014-06-25 08:32:39

Cognitive Deficit and Depression Symptoms Improve Significantly, Trial Data Shows GERMANTOWN, Md., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that two sets of data from the NSI-189 clinical trial in major depressive disorder (MDD) were reported at two recent academic conferences: American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology (ASCP) Annual Meeting, on June 17th, and the International College of Neuropyschopharmacology (CINP) Annual Meeting, on June 24th, 2014....

2014-06-24 23:15:36

Stressful situations are one of life’s tough realities, but San Diego therapist Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has tips that can help anyone navigate stressful moments effectively. San Diego, California (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 It can take seconds to become stressed and hours, or even days, to finally relax. From twenty-eight years as a practicing therapist, Dr. Joanne J. Wendt has found that it’s important to learn to confront this powerful emotion, especially when it first strikes. “Effective...

2014-06-24 08:29:42

Pharmacogenomic test now available to help guide clinicians' medication decisions for veterans being treated for mental health conditions MASON, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Assurex Health today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has approved its Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract as a government supplier, effective June 15, 2014, making the GeneSight(®) Psychotropic test available for use in VA facilities nationwide. The Veterans Health...

2014-06-23 23:09:13

Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert and Olympic Gold Medal winning mental training coach has developed a revolutionary new anxiety treatment that has been transforming the lives of children and adults. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 The world has become overrun with stress and anxiety. People are being bombarded with stress at home, stress at work and even their own person stress that no one else knows about. Pittsburgh Hypnosis Expert and Olympic Gold Medal winning mental training coach...

2014-06-20 08:23:20

GRANDVILLE, Mich., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternaturals, Inc., Symbol (OTCPink:ANAS) today announced that it is prepared to release its next mainstream product in July. The product, called Relaxapro©, is an alternative to prescription medications for anxiety, a $30 billion market in the U.S. alone. Anxiety disorders manifest in the forms of worry and anxiety, and studies regarding anxiety reveal stunning statistics. On an average, six percent of the men and thirteen percent...

2014-06-19 14:30:02

American Heart Association Women  55 and younger are twice as likely to suffer a heart attack, die or require artery-opening procedures if they’re moderately or severely depressed, according to new research in the Journal of the American Heart Association. “Women in this age group are also more likely to have depression, so this may be one of the ‘hidden’ risk factors that can help explain why women die at a disproportionately higher rate than men after a heart attack,” said...

autism reproductive stoppage
2014-06-19 09:52:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When many parents discover they have a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), they often decide against having additional children, and this phenomenon – known as reproductive stoppage – has skewed statistics on the chances an additional child would also develop the developmental condition, according to a new report in JAMA Psychiatry. "While it has been postulated that parents who have a child with ASD may be reluctant to have...


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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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