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2014-03-26 12:29:43

RICHMOND, Va., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To address the shortage of mental health professionals in Virginia, the Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) has launched two initiatives: A scholarship program to increase the number of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners and a Continuing Medical Education Webinar for physicians and nurse practitioners who want to further develop their knowledge about prescribing behavioral health medicines. The Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner...

2014-03-26 12:29:14

NAPHS Applauds House Oversight Hearing on Challenges Facing Families in Mental Health Crisis WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mental illnesses are the leading cause of disability and contribute to premature death, but millions of Americans face discrimination when they most need help, according to the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS). NAPHS President and CEO Mark Covall detailed the challenges in a letter submitted today for the record to the...

2014-03-26 12:29:01

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mary Giliberti, executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offered the following statement in conjunction with a House of Representatives oversight hearing titled "Where Have All the Patients Gone? Examining the Psychiatric Bed Shortage." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100216/NAMILOGO "Hospital beds for individuals with mental illness who experience acute crisis are a necessary element for America's mental...

2014-03-25 23:34:09

Sharon Walk is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 NAPW honors Sharon Walk, LPCC, psychotherapist for Wellness Card, LLC, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in the mental health field with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National...

Nasal Spray Delivers Depression Treatment
2014-03-25 05:31:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) reveals that a nasal spray which delivers a peptide designed to treat depression holds promise as a potential alternative to traditional therapies. CAHM's Dr. Fang Liu, in a previous study published in Nature Medicine in 2010, detailed a protein peptide she developed that provided a highly targeted approach to treating depression. Dr. Liu hopes this peptide will have...

2014-03-24 23:24:52

Residential Eating Disorder Consortium to include two Castlewood facilities in 2014 study. St Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Centers and other members of the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium are collaborating on a research study to examine the effectiveness of residential eating disorder treatment. The study, which launched this month, is specifically looking at the outcome of treatment on reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life. What makes this...

2014-03-24 23:01:58

More than 3,200 preschool students who have experienced traumatic incidents are being better prepared for academic success. Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 As Crittenton Children’s Center is now well underway with the replication of its Trauma Smart program, the evidence of the program is positive and promising, and the program itself is gaining national attention. With $4.5 million from four funding partners, Crittenton, Kansas City’s leader in effectively treating the mental...

2014-03-21 23:22:28

CarePlus is offering a new therapy group for children and adolescents called Freedom from Anxiety. The weekly sessions use an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy model to help children develop methods for coping with anxiety. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Care Plus NJ, Inc. (CarePlus) is offering a new therapy group for children and adolescents called Freedom from Anxiety. The weekly sessions use an evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy model to help children...

2014-03-20 08:30:06

Co-Author of "Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide" shares wisdom from 20 years of treating Bipolar, Borderline and substance abuse on March 28, 2014 WILLIAMSBURG, Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Debra Meehl, DD. is a Certified Pastoral Counselor and Intensively trained Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) and Skills Trainer. She is the founder and President of the Meehl Foundation, Co-Author of the "Friends and Family Bipolar Survival Guide" and documentary presenter of the...

2014-03-19 23:31:03

Moran’s Italian Bistro is pleased to announce its re-opening with a new Tuscan-themed menu and the same commitment to the Recovery Community. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) March 19, 2014 Moran’s Italian Bistro is pleased to announce its re-opening with a new Tuscan-themed menu and the same commitment to the Recovery Community. Moran’s Italian Bistro has been a beacon for both great food & a sober lifestyle for over 2-years. And people have taken notice. Moran’s offers a most unique...


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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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