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Snacking On Kava Leaves May Reduce Anxiety
2013-05-13 13:54:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study suggests that the South Pacific plant Kava may have beneficial properties for alleviating anxiousness. Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology say Kava could be used to help treat people who suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorders (GAD). There are medicines currently available for people suffering from anxiety, but scientists are still looking for safer alternatives. The team, led by Dr...

Anxiety Influenced By How We View Our Problems
2013-05-13 09:47:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Illinois suggests that how a person reacts to good or bad times can determine how and even if they will suffer from anxiety. According to the study, which appears in the journal Emotion, the researchers examined data from a series of questionnaires taken by some 180 people. Participants were asked about how they manage their emotions and how anxious they feel...

2013-05-08 13:02:38

Findings could be a boon for patients with limited treatment options Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a protein that drives the formation of pituitary tumors in Cushing's disease, a development that may give clinicians a therapeutic target to treat this potentially life-threatening disorder. The protein, called TR4 (testicular orphan nuclear receptor 4), is one of the human body's 48 nuclear receptors, a class of proteins found in cells that are...

2013-05-06 23:20:31

Dr. Stuart H. Garber, D.C., PhD, whose condition specific biotherapy formulas include anxiety, depression and sleep, offers some natural ways to keep stress levels in check during Mother's Day. Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013 Dr. Stuart H. Garber, D.C., Ph.D. and founder of Dr. Garber´s Natural Solutions, has some advice for those who may be experiencing anxiety or depression over the approaching Mother´s Day. “All holidays have an element of stress attached to them....

2013-05-02 23:26:46

Leading Childhood Resilience and Happiness Expert, Renee Jain, urges parents, schools and health professionals, “We need to take depression prevention seriously.” (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Suicide is the third leading cause of death for 15 to 24 year olds and the sixth leading cause of death for 5 to 14 year olds. The attempted suicide rate is even higher, AACAP, 1997. America needs to be more vigilant with providing its youth pre-emptive social and emotional support. May is National...

2013-04-30 13:48:35

Ongoing effort shows promise in reducing stress in the workplace through cost-effective online tools The use of Internet-based stress management programs (ISM) effectively reduce stress for a sustainable period, according to a Cleveland Clinic study published recently in Annals of Behavioral Medicine. Online stress management programs aim to increase accessibility for individuals affected by chronic stress at a lesser cost than traditional methods. Data suggests that stress reduction...

2013-04-29 20:58:02

Pennsylvania residents living near unconventional natural gas developments using hydraulic fracturing, known by the slang term “fracking,” attribute several dozen health concerns and stressors to the Marcellus Shale developments in their area, according to a long-term analysis by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researchers. Reported health impacts persist and increase over time, even after the initial drilling activity subsides, they noted. The study,...

2013-04-27 23:00:46

OCD Rescue Program is the latest OCD treatment method developed by Rich Presta that promises to help people lower Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. A full OCD Rescue Program review on the website Vkool.com indicates if the method is effective for people to use. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 OCD Rescue Program is the newly updated OCD treatment method created by Rich Presta that promises to enable users to reduce Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The natural method is based on the...

2013-04-22 22:28:12

Stress triggered neuropsychiatric disorders take an enormous personal, social and economic toll on society. In the US more than half of adults are exposed to at least one traumatic event throughout their lives. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating anxiety disorder associated with exposure to a traumatic event outside the range of normal human experience. PTSD typically follows a chronic, often lifelong, course. Patients have diminished quality of life, are more likely to...


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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...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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