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2014-04-10 12:12:46

Older adults in treatment programs experience the same challenges as younger participants Statistics show that the amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. Many of the adults have histories of mental health problems and are being placed in court-based treatment programs, where government officials and social workers tend to think that they are more likely to experience success compared to their younger counterparts. However, new research...

2014-04-10 08:29:47

BOSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tal Medical, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing breakthrough treatments for psychiatric diseases, has added two industry veterans to its leadership team. Jan Skvarka has joined as the company's President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, and Ben Shapiro, MD as a member of the Board of Directors. Jan Skvarka is joining Tal after spending 14 years with Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy. As one of Bain's...

2014-04-09 23:27:52

Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT®), an award-winning evidence-based practice, is found remarkably successful in improving the lives of behaviorally disturbed and at-risk deaf youth and their families. The Family Therapy Training Institute of Miami is effectively training family therapists who use sign language to provide BSFT, showing yet another dimension of BSFT’s flexibility within minority cultures. Miami, Florida (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 The Family Therapy Training Institute...

2014-04-08 23:29:15

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association embraces Deeds’ leadership in combating stigma and promoting mental health reform.The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is pleased to announce Senator Creigh Deeds will lead a keynote session at the upcoming Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference, June 22-25, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) is pleased to announce Senator Creigh Deeds will lead...

2014-04-08 23:28:09

In few places are the consequences of non-treatment more visible than our jails and prisons, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are residing in state prisons and county jails today than in the nation’s remaining state mental hospitals, according to a new study from the Treatment Advocacy Center. “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey” found that,...

2014-04-08 12:31:58

WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental health activists in eight states are organizing to proclaim Sunday, May 4, 2014, National Mental Health and Dignity Day, as part of the annual celebration of Mental Health Month. Using social media and grassroots organizing, they are encouraging their peers around the country to organize events on this day, and asking City and State governments to recognize May 4 as an official day of observance. They are coming together to...

2014-04-07 23:27:02

Child and adolescent specialist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco brings more than 25 years of experience to Morris Psychological Group. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) April 07, 2014 Morris Psychological Group is pleased to announce that clinical psychologist Dr. Jayne Schachter Walco has joined the practice. Dr. Walco brings more than 25 years of experience treating a variety of mental health issues with a particular specialty in working with children and adolescents. “We are thrilled to have Dr....

2014-04-04 23:31:50

AltaPointe begins a new and exciting era. While the southwest region of Alabama now has a better and broader-based system in place to provide increased more accessible behavioral healthcare services for people living with mental illness. Mobile, AL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 The merger of AltaPointe Health Systems and Baldwin County Mental Health (BCMH) became official, April 1, 2014, with the approval of the Mobile City Council during its regular meeting. “AltaPointe began a new and...

2014-04-04 23:29:52

Give an Hour, a national nonprofit organization providing no-cost mental health services to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their loved ones, and their communities, is offering services to anyone affected by the shootings at Fort Hood. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Give an Hour™ (http://www.giveanhour.org), a national nonprofit organization providing mental health services, at no-cost, to members of the military, veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, their...

2014-04-04 12:28:02

ARLINGTON, Va., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "NAMI shares the nation's sadness over Wednesday's tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas. NAMI is an organization of individuals and families, including military service members and veterans, who have had their lives deeply affected by mental illness. We extend our...


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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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