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2014-06-30 23:17:29

For the last several months, Simple Recovery, one of the leading drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers in Southern California has been providing their clients with an exciting new therapy termed “Drama Therapy,” aimed at helping clients to recover and rebuild from the devastating effects of addiction, and they say they have been amazed by the results. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Earlier this year, the team at Simple Recovery was approached by Alexis Maron MA,...

2014-06-30 08:29:16

EMERYVILLE, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nanomix Inc., (Nanomix), a leading nanotechnology company focused on the development of next generation mobile diagnostic tests to enable earlier and more accurate testing in hospital and pre-hospital settings, today announced the appointment of Brian Jung as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Jung brings significant financial and executive experience to Nanomix, having served in CFO and executive roles for...

2014-06-28 12:03:19

St. Michael's Hospital Women with chronic physical illnesses are more likely to use mental health services than men with similar illnesses; they also seek out mental health services six months earlier than those same men, according to new study from St. Michael's Hospital and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES). "Chronic physical illness can lead to depression," said Dr. Flora Matheson, a scientist in the hospital's Centre for Research on Inner City Health. "We want...

2014-06-27 23:04:39

Annual award recognizes outstanding contribution to the coverage of mental health and addictions issues at the provincial level Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Mediaplanet is honoured to accept the Canadian Mental Health Association’s 2014 Media Award. CMHA recognized Mediaplanet as this year’s recipient because of its ongoing coverage about mental health and addictions issues at the provincial level through three different campaigns: “Mental Health” December 2013;...

2014-06-26 23:14:09

To support psychiatric-mental health nurses in reducing the use of seclusion and restraint in the provision of health care, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association has updated its Position Statement on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint and the Seclusion and Restraint Standards of Practice, and is making them available to the public online. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) has released the newly revised APNA Position Paper on...

2014-06-26 23:13:25

Caroline Conley is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 NAPW honors Caroline Conley at Caroline Conley, LCSW, PLLC, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Conley is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in psychotherapy. As the largest organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of...

2014-06-26 23:07:46

A New Public-Service Resource from the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 To continue raising public awareness of mental illness treatment issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center has published a fact sheet providing state-by-state population numbers on the prevalence of schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, including the number of those people who are untreated during a 12-month period. ”Prevalence of Untreated Serious Mental Illness by State”...

2014-06-26 23:06:47

Dr. Teplin discussed how mental health professionals can improve the short- and long-term outcomes of youth in the juvenile justice system at the Recovery Workforce Summit. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) welcomed Dr. Linda A. Teplin, PhD, Owen L. Coon, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School, to its Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual...

2014-06-26 08:28:56

Becomes Third U.S. State to Enact Prescription Privileges WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association applauded a new law making Illinois the third state in the country to authorize licensed clinical psychologists with advanced, specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. "This is a landmark moment for mental health care," said Norman B. Anderson, PhD, APA's executive vice...

2014-06-25 23:04:44

Senator Deeds delivered keynote address about mental health reform at Recovery Workforce Summit. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Senator Creigh Deeds led a keynote session at the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association’s (PRA) Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual Conference on Monday in Baltimore, Maryland. Senator Deeds spoke to the psychiatric rehabilitation community about mental health reform and called on the recovery workforce to put a face on mental illness by building and...


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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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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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