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2009-04-28 06:50:00

Seek Free Screening During National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 3-9, 2009 NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year more than 40 million Americans will suffer from an anxiety disorder and more than 20 million Americans will suffer with a depressive illness. The most common signs of anxiety and depression include feelings of being down or blue, phobias, uncontrollable worrying, poor concentration, loss of pleasure, sleeping problems, panic attacks, unexplainable aches, pains...

2009-03-30 08:37:00

Patients Who Suffer From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Related "Scrupulosity" Successfully Treated at Remuda Ranch's Anxiety Program PHOENIX, March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and some of those people suffer from an often misunderstood form of OCD called scrupulosity -- an excessive concern with sin that goes well beyond the norm for an individual's religious group. "As research and understanding of OCD increased, the term...

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2009-02-22 15:05:00

Medtronic Inc.'s implantable deep brain stimulator has been approved by U.S. health officials to help treat patients with severe obsessive-compulsive disorders.Thursday, the Reclaim DBS Therapy device's new use was cleared under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's humanitarian device exemption policy.  The company said that the treatment is already used for Parkinson's disease, tremors and dystonia.The humanitarian device exemption policy enables the development of medical devices...

2009-02-19 12:18:04

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a humanitarian exemption for the first implantable device to treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. The FDA said the Reclaim DBS Therapy device, manufactured by Medtronic Inc., delivers intermittent electrical therapy deep within the brain to suppress the symptoms associated with severe OCD. The device is intended to treat patients for whom more conservative therapies, such as medication and psychotherapy, aren't working. The Reclaim...

2009-02-03 12:50:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Union League Club in New York City is expecting a beautiful audience tonight of cosmetic industry executives and powerful magazine publishers at The Fifth Annual Beyond Beauty Gala, honoring Heidi Manheimer, Chief Executive Officer for Shiseido Cosmetics America, and Lesley Jane Seymour, Editor-in-Chief of More Magazine. Founded by Linda Marshall, President, Elysee Scientific Cosmetics, in memory of her son, the Beyond Beauty Gala benefits The James E....

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2009-01-28 08:47:47

TAU research discovers how to treat OCD by observing bears, gazelles and rats Almost three percent of all Americans suffer from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But when do you cross the line between a neurotic compulsion to check your email every five minutes and mental illness? According to new Tel Aviv University research, the best way to understand and effectively treat OCD is to look at ourselves as though we're animals in a zoo. "We've developed a program that allows us to videotape...

2009-01-15 15:30:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, February 3, 2009, legendary folk icon, Judy Collins, will perform live at The Fifth Annual Beyond Beauty Gala to benefit The James E. Marshall OCD Foundation, an organization dedicated to genetic research and awareness for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Hosted by television and radio personality, Leeza Gibbons, the evening's event will be held at The Union League Club in New York City and will honor Heidi Manheimer, Chief Executive Officer...

2009-01-05 21:03:20

U.S. researchers suggest brain scans may help predict how anxiety disorders patients react to drug therapy. Hopefully we'll be able to use that eventually to determine what kind of treatment to provide to people, lead author Jack Nitschke, of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health said in a statement. The study, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine patients with generalized anxiety disorder and...

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2009-01-03 08:00:00

A new Italian study finds that anxiety, depression and certain other mental health conditions are more prevalent among infertile couples than those who are not infertile. The small study, led by Dr. Chiara Sbaragli of the University of Siena School of Medicine in Italy, suggests that mental health screenings might be beneficial to those being treated for infertility, researchers say. Although most of the 81 infertile couples involved in the study did not experience any of the psychiatric...

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2009-01-02 10:45:00

A network of emotion-regulating brain regions implicated in the pathological worry that can grip patients with anxiety disorders may also be useful for predicting the benefits of treatment. A new study appearing online Jan. 2 reports that high levels of brain activity in an emotional center called the amygdala reflect patients' hypersensitivity to anticipation of adverse events. At the same time, high activity in a regulatory region known as the anterior cingulate cortex is associated with a...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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