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Discovery Of Genetic Risk Factors Could Lead To New

Discovery Of Genetic Risk Factors Could Lead To New Schizophrenia Treatment

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered more than 100 genetic risk factors associated with schizophrenia in research that could provide new insight into how the condition is caused and could be the...

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2014-07-25 23:01:15

Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and NYPD to address the dangers of autism wandering, and to also announce bipartisan support in the House of Representatives for "Avonte's Law," his legislation inspired by the death of 14-year-old Avonte Oquendo. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) joined representatives from Autism Speaks, National Center for...

2014-07-25 23:01:13

Harbor Village Florida Reports on 'The Situation' Celebrating 8 Months of Sobriety. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 As reported by People Magazine in the article Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Talks Life After Jersey Shore and Getting Sober (7/15), one of the most popular cast stars from MTV's hit show, Jersey Shore, has spoken out to the public about his personal transformation. Now, two years later since the wrap-up of the show, The Situation admits that moving on with his...

2014-07-25 08:24:54

Solid Landings Behavioral Health in Costa Mesa, California recently appointed a new program director as the organization continues to expand its services COSTA MESA, Calif., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Solid Landings Behavioral Health recently appointed Stacey Sugar as program director of its affiliate, Sure Haven, a recovery treatment center exclusively for women. Stacey comes to the Solid Landings team as a licensed clinical counselor from Baltimore, Maryland. With 10...

2014-07-24 23:14:37

Attention Point® is pleased to announce the “Weiss ADHD Comorbid Screen” (WACS) and the “Teacher Report of School Function”, both developed by Dr. Margaret Weiss, are now available as a part of DefiniPoint®, the nation’s first complete suite of online ADHD assessment tools. Roanoke, VA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 “I developed the ADHD Comorbid Screen because, I wanted to help clinicians gather comorbid symptom information which would allow them to focus the clinical...

2014-07-24 23:12:51

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the Michigan Counseling Association (MCA). This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to MCA members, adding exclusive benefits and...

2014-07-24 11:29:04

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health Suspect common variants soar from 30 to 108 -- NIH-funded study The largest genomic dragnet of any psychiatric disorder to date has unmasked 108 chromosomal sites harboring inherited variations in the genetic code linked to schizophrenia, 83 of which had not been previously reported. By contrast, the "skyline" of such suspect variants associated with the disorder contained only 5 significant peaks in 2011. By combining data from all available...

2014-07-24 10:53:28

University College London A rare gene variant discovered by UCL scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism A rare gene variant discovered by UCL (University College London) scientists is associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and alcoholism, confirms new research. People with the variant are around 2 to 3 times more likely to develop schizophrenia or alcohol dependence, reports...

2014-07-23 23:32:13

Harnisch Productions LLC announces the distribution of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography for review. The novel, a hot new psychiatric thriller available in both paperback and Kindle format, is based on author Jonathan Harnisch's experiences with comorbid schizoaffective disorder. Corrales, NM (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 "Harnisch has chosen the perfect way to express what a mentally ill mind actually FEELS like," enthuses one reviewer on Amazon.com. "What an accomplishment....

2014-07-23 23:23:53

Ocean Breeze Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Pompano Beach, Florida, has achieved the prestigious gold seal of approval from the Joint Commission, an independent not-for-profit organization that accredits health care organizations throughout the United States. Pompano Beach, Florida (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Ocean Breeze Recovery, a drug and alcohol treatment center located in Pompano Beach, Florida, has achieved the prestigious gold seal of approval from the Joint...

2014-07-23 23:19:55

Genes and pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment and address acute need for drug development for this disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date, conducted with 80,000...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

Ornithophobia
2013-12-24 13:20:48

Ornithophobia is a type of specific phobia involving an irrational fear of birds. The origin of the word ornitho is Greek meaning bird and phobia is Greek meaning fear. The fear of birds is not uncommon and it comes from the menacing and darker image of some birds of prey. Some people might only fear predatory birds, such as vultures, while others can even be afraid of household pets like budgies. People who suffer from this phobia might fear that they will be attacked by a bird or might...

Pharmacophobia
2013-12-24 12:55:45

Pharmacophobia or medication phobia, comes from Greek pharmakon, meaning “drug, medicine” and phobos, meaning “fear”, is the fear of the use of pharmacological treatments. In severe, excessive, and irrational cases, it might be a type of specific phobia. While lack of awareness by patient of adverse drug reactions can have a serious consequence, having a phobia of medications can also have serious detrimental effects on the patient’s health. Medication phobia can also lead to...

Phobophobia
2013-12-24 12:34:07

Phobophobia is a phobia defined as the fear of phobias, or the fear of fear, including intense anxiety and unrealistic and persistent fear of the somatic sensations and the feared phobia ensuing. This phobia can also be defined as the fear of developing a phobia. Phobophobia is related to anxiety disorders and panic attacks directly linked to other types of phobias, such as agoraphobia. When a patient has developed this phobia, their condition might be diagnosed and treated as part of anxiety...

Cynophobia
2013-12-24 10:43:28

Cynophobia, from the Greek kyon meaning dog, and phobos, meaning fear, is the abnormal fear of dogs. This phobia is classified as a specific phobia, under the subtype “animal phobias”. According to Dr. Timothy O. Rentz of the Laboratory for the Study of Anxiety Disorders at the University of Texas, animal phobias are among the most common specific phobias and 36 percent who seek out treatment report being afraid of cats or dogs. Although snakes and spider are among the more common in...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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