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2014-03-10 16:32:37

Board Urges Congress to 1) End Discrimination; 2) Fix Gaps in the Mental Health and Addiction Treatment System; and 3) Support Health Information Technology Funding WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) Board of Trustees this week made recommendations in key policy areas that have the potential to significantly improve the lives of individuals with mental and addictive disorders. The meeting (led by Board...

2014-03-10 08:29:49

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Minnesota State Senator Julie Rosen received the 2014 State Legislator of the Year Award from the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) in recognition of her ongoing support of integrated health care services and her critical involvement toward the passage of the mental health consultation to primary care practitioners legislation. Sen. Rosen, a Republican, was presented with the award at a ceremony in...

2014-03-07 23:21:42

The CarePlus Foundation is holding their 16th annual Courage Awards Gala to recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse. Paramus, New Jersey (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 The CarePlus Foundation will recognize individuals and groups who work tirelessly on behalf of individuals and families facing the daily and life-long challenges of mental illness and substance abuse at...

2014-03-06 23:29:51

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association Board of Directors has named Colleen Corte to the new position of Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. Corte will work with current Editor Karen Stein to continue to develop and grow the peer-reviewed journal. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) announced that the APNA Board of Directors has named Colleen Corte, PhD, RN, to the newly created...

2014-03-06 23:21:58

The Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, at Pittsburgh's Allegheny General Hospital, is marking 20 years of pioneering and implementing effective strategies for helping traumatized children and teens through the healing process. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Allegheny General Hospital's Center for Traumatic Stress in Children and Adolescents, the only center of its kind in the Pittsburgh region, is marking 20 years of helping children and families...

2014-03-05 14:25:28

For families who moved out of high-poverty neighborhoods, boys experienced an increase and girls a decrease in rates of depression and conduct disorder, according to a study in the March 5 issue of JAMA. Observational studies have consistently found that youth in high-poverty neighborhoods have high rates of emotional problems. These findings raise the possibilities that neighborhood characteristics affect emotional functioning and neighborhood-level interventions may reduce emotional...

2014-03-05 12:27:30

NORFOLK, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rolling our clocks forward for daylight saving time on March 9 means more time in the sunshine in the coming months. Losing a little sleep may not seem important--but for the nearly 70 million Americans who routinely experience ongoing sleep problems, they can encounter more serious health complications down the line. As March 2-9 is National Sleep Awareness Week 2014, ValueOptions(®), Inc., a health improvement company specializing in...

2014-03-05 12:26:36

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS SERVICES TO HELP WITH INVISIBLE WOUNDS OF WAR SAN DIEGO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Diego military community joined local mental health advocates last night for "Serving Those Who Serve," an event designed to break down the barriers that prevent service members and veterans from seeking mental health services, specifically the stigma associated with mental illness. More than 200 veterans, active duty and their family members attended the event at the San...

2014-03-05 08:28:54

SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain Resource (BRRZY: OTC US, BRC: ASX) announced today that its MyBrainSolutions is the first mental health resource to be available through Welltok's CafeWell Connect program. The MyBrainSolutions content, including assessment, guided exercises and videos, may now be integrated into the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, which guides and incentivizes consumers to achieve optimal health. "Optimizing an individual's health includes...

2014-03-04 23:31:20

HealthForumOnline’s (HFO) new online continuing education (CE) course, Substance Abuse Across the Lifespan: A Biopsychosocial Perspective, is anchored in the biopsychosocial approach, but this Ebook for mental health professionals extends beyond this model to present a lifespan approach to the prevention and treatment of substance abuse. HFO offers over 90 online CE courses for mental health professionals that are fast, convenient and especially cost-effective - with free ongoing access...


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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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