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stress and anxiety
2014-08-25 05:13:53

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many Americans suffer from either anxiety or stress - or maybe even a bit of both. It is important to note that there is a difference between anxiety and stress. According to MedlinePlus, a service of the US National Institutes of Health, anxiety consists of symptoms that cause feelings of fear, unease and worry. On the other hand, stress consists of emotional or physical tension brought on by feelings from events or thoughts that...

depression combo therapy
2014-08-24 05:43:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The chances that a person suffering from severe, nonchronic depression will make a full recovery increases by up to 30 percent if the individual is treated using a combination of cognitive therapy and antidepressant medication, a team of experts led by Vanderbilt University professor Steven Hollon claim in a new study. Hollon and his colleagues conducted a randomized clinical trial involving 452 adult outpatients dealing with...

2014-08-22 23:08:36

For clinicians, two of the more challenging disorders to treat are Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder. When a client presents with both of these diagnosis as co-occurring, the challenge of treatment becomes even greater -- or does it? Statesboro, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Autumn Altamirano, Women's Extended Care Coordinator of Willingway, has worked with many Addicted Borderline clients. Autumn has found tremendous success in working with Addicted Borderlines using...

Schizophrenia Dilip Jeste
2014-08-21 02:45:56

Scott LaFee and Christina Johnson, University of California, San Diego Research suggests mental illness doesn’t preclude enjoying life Schizophrenia is among the most severe forms of mental illness, yet some people with the disease are as happy as those in good physical and mental health according to a study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. The study is published online this week in the journal Schizophrenia Research. “People...

2014-08-20 23:01:11

Individuals interested in working with those on the Autism Spectrum now have a way of showing future or current employers their commitment to providing quality care by receiving a Certificate in Autism through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES), an organization recognizing professionals dedicated to promoting...

2014-08-19 23:08:02

Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders hosts facility tour and continuing education seminar for attendees of NCAD 2014. St. Loius, MO (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center for Eating Disorders is proud to support the 2014 National Conference on Addiction Disorders and Behavioral Healthcare Leadership Summit by being a treatment center tour sponsor. As part of the sponsorship, Castlewood Treatment Center is hosting a tour of its St. Louis facility and leading a...

Premiere Of Universal Pictures "Man Of the Year" - Arrivals
2014-08-19 05:17:09

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On August 11, 2014, people were rocked by the news that Robin Williams had committed suicide by asphyxiation. He hung himself according to one CNN article. For many, the shock was too confusing. Williams helped the world through his stage performances, shows, and movies. He did charity work, entertained the troops, and spread laughter to many. His sudden suicide hurt many. A Huffington Post report included a written statement from...

genetic computer network inference model
2014-08-17 02:00:33

Herb Booth, University of Texas, Arlington A computer science and engineering associate professor and her doctoral student graduate are using a genetic computer network inference model that eventually could predict whether a person will suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or another mental illness. The findings are detailed in the paper “Inference of SNP-Gene Regulatory Networks by Integrating Gene Expressions and Genetic Perturbations,” which was published in the June...

ptsd without memory
2014-08-16 07:08:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Adults can develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in response to an early-childhood event, even if they have no explicit memory of that trauma, claim the authors of a study appearing in Friday’s edition of the journal Biological Psychiatry. According to the University at Albany and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists behind the new research, there are many different types of memory, and that only...

Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...


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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