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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...

2014-01-25 23:04:00

Couples facing stressed relationships in Los Gatos, CA, can now join a marriage therapy session with Rosalind Cardia, a prominent counsellor. They can assist partners in making a relationship work despite the odds. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 Troubled couples in Los Gatos, CA, can now seek an appointment with Rosalind Cardia for marriage counseling sessions. A marriage therapist with wide prominence, Rosalind listens patiently to her clients, encouraging them to express all...

2014-01-23 12:26:15

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) supports music for all and applauds the efforts of individuals who share their music-making and time; we say the more music the better! But clinical music therapy is the only professional, research-based discipline that actively applies supportive science to the creative, emotional, and energizing experiences of music for health treatment and educational goals. Below are a few...

Schizophrenia Genetics Untangled
2014-01-22 15:55:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has found a system of genetic mutations and signature patterns underlying schizophrenia, according to two studies published this week in the journal Nature. One study examined gene sequences from 2,500 patients with schizophrenia and 2,500 healthy volunteers. The other study looked for mutations in protein coding genes from over 600 schizophrenia individuals with the disorder along with their...


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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