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2014-05-25 23:02:38

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of California opened its traveling exhibit, “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death" with a partial display in the state's capitol building on May 22nd. The show is part of CCHR's continuing efforts to warn people about the connection that psychiatric drugs have with increasing rates of suicides and violence, especially among our military and veterans. (PRWEB) May 25, 2014 The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) of...

mental illness mortality risk
2014-05-24 06:13:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A great deal of research and marketing has gone into understanding exactly how smoking changes your life expectancy. The outcomes from heavy smoking are bleak, and most people are well aware of these facts. Recently, a team of scientists from Oxford University decided to compare the mortality rates of heavy smoking with those of some of the more common mental illnesses, and the results were surprising. On average, the study found...

2014-05-23 12:24:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuralstem, Inc. (NYSE MKT: CUR) announced that data from the NSI-189 Phase Ib study in major depressive disorder (MDD) will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology Annual Meeting in Hollywood, Florida, on June 17th at 4:15 EDT. NSI-189 is Neuralstem's first-in-class, lead neurogenic small molecule compound. In pre-clinical studies, NSI-189 was shown to promote the formation of new neurons (neurogenesis) in...

2014-05-22 23:01:44

Bridges to Recovery launches new groundbreaking multiple personality disorder treatment based in luxurious residential treatment environment. Beverlly Hills, California (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Multiple Personality Disorder treatment has grown rather stale over the years with hospital after hospital offering the same old treatment plans with limited success. However, thanks to Bridges to Recovery and their modern approach to treating multiple personality disorder, there is a new treatment...

autism sense of touch
2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

2014-05-21 11:51:48

Wiley Maternal depression is more common at four years following childbirth than at any other time in the first 12 months after childbirth, and there needs to be a greater focus on maternal mental health, suggests a new study published today (21 May) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. The study using data from 1507 women from six public hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, examines the prevalence of maternal depression from early pregnancy to four years...

2014-05-20 23:14:43

Connected World delves into new mental-health focused apps that can be used both for the military and civilians. Carol Stream, IL (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 The battles in Afghanistan and Iraq have left many of the 2.4 million U.S. military veterans who served there with emotional scars that effect their lives every day. According to the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, nearly 31% of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans show symptoms of PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) or depression, and 50% of...

2014-05-20 23:09:57

DMG Productions explores advancements in Sensory Enrichment Therapy Technique. American Fork, UT (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 Mendability® announced they will be featured in an upcoming episode of Innovations with Ed Begley Jr, airing later this year via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. In this episode, Innovations will present the Mendability innovative, home-based clinically validated autism therapy. The show will teach viewers about the impact that prescribed sensory...

2014-05-20 16:25:49

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Physical or sexual assault, a car or other accident, a natural disaster or even witnessing a life-threatening event are only some of the events that can contribute to the nearly 8 million American adults with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). To address this increasing community need, Rogers Memorial Hospital is opening a new adult partial hospitalization program for single-incident PTSD at their newly expanded location at Lincoln...

2014-05-20 08:29:08

Clinical diagnoses and pharmaceutical treatment may not be the complete holistic solution to this crisis. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- An estimated 26.2% of all Americans ages 18 and older - 1 in 4 adults - suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year. (nimh.nih.gov) -- Four million children and adolescents in this country suffer from a serious mental disorder that causes significant functional impairments at...


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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