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2013-07-24 23:29:28

According to Douglas Baum, L.C.S.W., depression can be treated with psychotherapy or medication or both, but only 40% of people are helped by initial treatment, whether drugs or talk therapy. Now the findings in two new studies can help identify the right treatment and speed relief. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 About 1 in 5 adults in the United States suffers one or more depressive episodes over a lifetime, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Depression is a...

2013-07-24 08:30:24

America's Largest Therapy Staffing Company Solves Long-Term Staffing Shortages with Easier Access to the Industry's Best Talent ORLANDO, Fla., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Jackson Therapy Partners, America's Largest Therapy Staffing Company, is excited to announce the enhancement of its direct hire services to hospitals, home health agencies, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, school systems, and other rehab providers nationwide. The company is investing in...

2013-07-22 23:24:06

In a newly published blog post, Harlingen attorney Ric Barrera provides information about non-disclosure agreements and how they do not prevent individuals from reporting suspected fraud as whistleblowers Harlingen, Tx (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 South Texas attorney Ric Barrera published today an article about the effect of non-disclosure agreements on individuals who may suspect fraud or abuse of government funds and wish to become a whistleblower. Barrera cited the example of the recent...

2013-07-18 23:23:19

PhysicalTherapistSites, the leading website and online marketing company for physical therapists announces their line of print products that will help physical therapists establish a professional brand identity. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 PhysicalTherapistSites, websites for physical therapists, announced today their line of print products. This means PhysicalTherapistSites will offer a great selection of all-inclusive websites and print products that will help physical therapists...

2013-07-17 23:24:39

New book follows the practical guide to overcoming conditions such as GAD, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks and other anxiety-related phobias. Palmerston North, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 For fifteen years, author Shaun Grant suffered from general anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, and agoraphobia. Today, he is completely healed. How did he do it? His new publication, Attack Panic, reveals his secret in overcoming anxiety conditions. Helping others to heal is the greatest gift that he...

2013-07-16 16:25:14

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., July 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Bradley C. Riemann, Ph.D., clinical director of the Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Center and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital, will be among international leaders reviewing state-of-the-art cognitive behavioral therapy at the 7th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies (WCBCT). This year's congress is scheduled for July 22-25 in Lima, Peru. (Photo:...

2013-07-13 04:20:12

NEWMARKET, England, July 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mind Mechanics - The Mindfulness Compendium Following the acid test of providing free - over 500 downloads of the 'rough' copy compilation of blogs attributed to Anglia Counselling's website [http://www.angliacounselling.co.uk ], It was decided reasonable to have a paid for version of the most popular blogs formatted, tidied up, re-edited, proofed and made available across all major e-readers, via SmashWords...

2013-07-12 23:16:53

Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler and her team of researchers for conducting a study that could help cancer survivors with their mental recovery. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 On July 12, Voices Against Brain Cancer, an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, commends Shelli Kesler, a Stanford University clinical neuropsychologist, and her colleagues for using brain-training...

Depression Declining Among Older Americans
2013-07-11 15:50:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of older Americans suffering from depression may be on the decline for the first time in decades, says a new study from University of Michigan Health System. Examining data spanning the decade between 1998 and 2008, researchers found that the overall number of over-50 adults being treated for severe depression dropped significantly. "Over that decade, we saw a significant decrease in depression among older adults, and...

2013-07-10 15:29:19

Major depression is a serious public health problem among older adults in the United States, but tends to affect ethnic groups differently, finds new research led by a Michigan State University scholar. According to a survey of nearly 2,000 people aged 50 and older, whites and blacks of Caribbean descent experience much higher rates of major depression than African-Americans. Amanda Toler Woodward, lead investigator on the study and MSU associate professor of social work, said the...


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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