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2014-02-06 23:23:50

Well known and everyday people share their stories and advice for overcoming depression and bipolar disorder Oakland, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 “My uncle, President John F. Kennedy, was the first president to address civil rights as a moral cause. I feel the same passion to eliminate stigma associated with mental illness,” explains former U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy in a book released this month by New Harbinger Publications. Back from the Brink: True Stories and Practical...

2014-02-06 23:03:40

Educators and Therapists Able to Simultaneously Input Data for Group of Students Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 ABPathfinder, LLC, developer of special education and therapy management solutions, announces a new group data collection feature for its ABPathfinder data management and assessment software. Designed especially for special education and autism therapy, this purpose-built capability enables educators and therapists to log data and track progress for multiple...

2014-02-04 12:26:13

Bay Area nonprofit Mindful Schools recognized as a leader in the worldwide movement EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "The Mindful Revolution" cover story in TIME magazine's February 3, 2014 issue introduces the rapidly growing mindfulness movement to its widest audience yet. By purposefully bringing awareness to one's sensory experience, thoughts, and emotions, mindfulness enables us to objectively notice our experience--allowing us to change habitual reactions to wiser, more...

2014-02-03 16:24:58

NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every 34 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a heart attack. As February is American Heart Month, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in mental and emotional wellbeing and recovery, is putting the spotlight on an issue many heart attack patients face long after the immediate physical damage is through: depression. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130624/PH36534LOGO ) A study in the...

2014-02-03 10:26:45

Comparison of cognitive tests shows SDMT effective in determining employment status in MS Researchers at Kessler Foundation have studied the measurement tools used in multiple sclerosis for their effectiveness in predicting employment status. They compared the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC), the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT), and the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), and found the SDMT effective in...

2014-02-01 23:03:37

Fuller Seminary, one of the largest seminaries in the world, has announced that Dr. Mari L. Clements is the new dean of its School of Psychology, effective July 1, 2014. Fuller's School of Psychology, established in 1965, was the first seminary-based school of psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association. (PRWEB) February 01, 2014 Fuller Seminary, one of the largest seminaries in the world, has announced that Dr. Mari L. Clements has accepted the call to serve as...

2014-01-31 23:23:19

Licensed Psychologist joins Healthpointe to provide Behavioral Medicine Services La Mirada, California (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 As a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical psychology, Dr. Levon Margolin focuses on integrating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into existing healthcare services in order to provide innovative compassionate care for all patients. Dr. Margolin is confident in his ability to treat patients as he graduated top of his class with a Ph.D. in Clinical...

2014-01-28 23:31:44

January is a peak time for SAD, but there are treatment methods that can help. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), sometimes referred to as ‘winter blues,’ is in full swing in January. Short days and low temperatures mean spending more time outside and a distinct lack of sunlight. These seasonal changes are linked to episodic depression in some people, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe. The Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center in...

2014-01-28 23:26:37

Encourages Teens to Seek Help Early to Prevent Later Catastrophes Malibu, CA (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 Hard statistics on the number of teens who cut themselves or self injure are difficult to obtain because so few studies have been conducted on the subject; however, experts estimate one in every 200 teen girls between the ages of 13 and 19 cut themselves on a regular basis. Doctors report the number of reported cases of self abuse among teens is on the rise and that without seeking...

2014-01-27 00:20:50

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ground-breaking collaborative multi-site study found that teens and young adults undergoing the rigors of stem cell transplantation as part of cancer treatment gain coping skills and resilience-related outcomes when participating with a board certified music therapist in a therapeutic music protocol that includes writing song lyrics and producing videos. Resilience is the process of positively adjusting to stressors; and, the study's...


Latest Clinical 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...

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...

Achluophobia
2013-10-21 09:01:55

Achluophobia is a severe pathological fear of nighttime darkness. Other names for this fear include nyctophobia/myctophobia (from the Greek word for “night”), scotophobia (“darkness”), or lygophobia (“twilight”).  The fear of the dark is extremely common among children and is natural to some degree, but if it intensifies to the detriment of normal functioning it can be classified as pathological, and therefore a legitimate phobia. Some researchers, such as Sigmund Freud,...

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'