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2014-10-21 23:10:39

Heroes In Recovery 6K Run/Walk Takes Place on November 8 To Support Those In Recovery and Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to Memphis, for the third straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the...

2014-10-21 23:02:25

Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Their findings are published...

2014-10-17 23:04:35

Assurex Health and CAMH have been awarded a $6 Million Grant from Genome Canada to study the benefits of genetic testing to guide mental health medication decisions; schizophrenia patients are included for the first time in a study of this type. Mason, OH (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 Assurex Health and Canada’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) today announced they have received a $6 million grant from Genome Canada, an agency of the Canadian government, to study the benefits of...

2014-10-16 23:13:00

Clinical Psychologist and anxiety specialist Dr. Francine Rosenberg with Morris Psychological Group Provides Tips for Understanding and Treating Impulse Control Disorder Trichotillomania. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Many young girls and grown women play with their hair. Often they unconsciously twirl it around a finger, especially when they're bored or tired. It's a harmless habit. Of more consequence is trichotillomania, a disorder characterized by a recurrent,...

2014-10-16 23:01:35

At The Crossroads (ATC) is proud to announce our new Clinical Director, Dr. Vaughn Heath. Dr. Heath will be helping evolve and guide the program from an outpatient therapy model to providing more clinical oversight for the client’s process and staff needs. St. George, UT (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 Dr. Heath will provide leadership and vision and maintain a caseload of male and female young adults. When speaking about At The Crossroads, “ it is already a successful program. I am...

2014-10-14 16:28:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (DPW) recently received a $5 million, five-year grant focused on improving life trajectories for youth and young adults with, or at risk for, serious mental health conditions. The grant, titled, "Now is the Time: Healthy Transitions," will specifically assist individuals, ages 16-25. DPW's Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) will work with Washington,...

2014-10-13 23:05:37

Momentous Institute, a leading provider of education and therapeutic services to children and families, released findings today revealing that students who learned to show empathy toward others experienced improved reading and math skills. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) October 13, 2014 Momentous Institute, a leading provider of education and therapeutic services to children and families, released findings today revealing that students who learned to show empathy toward others experienced improved...

2014-10-13 08:25:45

NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, featured new tools and resources in October, an important month in mental health. In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 5 through 10) and National Depression Screening Day (October 9), health care professionals--whether in specialty practices, primary-care settings, or emergency services--will find psychiatric clinical...

2014-10-10 23:00:20

NAMI-NYC Metro embarks on the next phase of its #IWILLLISTEN campaign; Releases album for World Mental Health Day on Oct. 10; Announces #IWILLLISTEN Concert at the Mercury Lounge in NYC on Oct. 20 New York, NY (PRWEB) October 10, 2014 Mental illness is the most stigmatized condition in our country, and 1 in 4 Americans will experience a mental health disorder in any given year. In order to enact real social change and break down the stigma associated with mental illness, the National...

2014-10-10 00:20:50

ZURICH, Oct. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On today's WHO World Mental Health Day, the Jacobs Foundation, an international Zurich-based foundation supporting child and youth development, announces the recipients of this year's Klaus J. Jacobs Awards. The Research Prize, endowed with 1 million Swiss francs (about 1 million USD), goes to Michael Meaney. The Best Practice Prize, which includes an award of 200,000 Swiss francs, goes to the trauma intervention program SHARPZ in Zambia. The...


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Acrophobia
2013-10-21 09:15:37

Acrophobia, derived from the Greek: ákron, meaning "peak, summit, edge”, is an intense, irrational fear of heights. This is a somewhat common fear; between 2 and 5 percent of the general population suffer from a fear of heights, and twice the number of sufferers are female. Like most phobias, Acrophobia is generally attributed to a traumatic incident involving heights; however, recent studies have questioned this theory, due to the prevalence of this phobia. Some studies have suggested...

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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