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April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Therapy animals have been used to help the elderly with depression, autistic children with emotional attachments, and even mental health patients suffering from PTSD and schizophrenia with...

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2014-10-24 12:27:03

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Risperdal lawsuits (www.risperdallawsuit2014.com) involving gynecomastia, or male breast growth, continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of new research linking the use of risperidone to the development of the condition. The findings, which appear in the October 2014 issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, were drawn from a comparison of 8,000 men who suffered from gynecomastia, ages...

2014-10-23 23:11:18

Groups expand current integrated health care work to address needs of people in mental health crises. Monroe, LA (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Northeast Delta Human Services Authority (Northeast Delta HSA) announced today additional work with University Health Conway to further impact the treatment of people who experience a mental health crisis. “Because there are not enough psychiatric inpatient beds to treat all of the people who need help in our region, people with mental health issues...

2014-10-23 23:02:10

Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery Holds 1st Annual Russ Wilson Essay Contest Hartford, CT (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Russ Wilson was a person in long-term recovery from drugs and alcohol. He was a great father to his two daughters and had more than 7 years clean and sober. On June 28th, 2014, he lost his life suddenly at the age of 55 to a brain aneurysm. In his honor, the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) is holding an essay contest. It was the brain child of...

2014-10-23 12:30:28

Lamotrigine Still Retains the Leading Patient Share Among Recently Treated Patients, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, through analysis of U.S. longitudinal patient-level claims data, Abilify (Bristol-Myers Squibb/Otsuka) was the antipsychotic that captured the highest first-line patient share among newly diagnosed bipolar disorder patients. Although multiple generic antipsychotics are...

2014-10-23 12:29:50

Civil Rights Action Against Renown Facility Filed in New Hampshire Federal Court CONCORD, N.H., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two families of young, disabled children receiving educational services at the famed Crotched Mountain Foundation filed suit against the institution today in the U.S. District Court of New Hampshire, detailing a number of serious incidents of abuse their youngsters endured at the hands of Foundation staff. Physical, psychological and emotional abuse by...

2014-10-22 12:22:53

New research shows correlation between exposures to toxic air pollutants and autism spectrum disorders; coalition including PennFuture responds PITTSBURGH, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preliminary results from a groundbreaking study from the University of Pittsburgh show a significant correlation between exposure to toxic air pollutants during pregnancy and a child's early years of life and the development of autism spectrum disorders. Researchers from the University of...

2014-10-21 23:10:39

Heroes In Recovery 6K Run/Walk Takes Place on November 8 To Support Those In Recovery and Break the Stigma Associated with Addiction and Mental Health Memphis, TN (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating the heroic efforts of those who seek addiction and mental health treatment, returns to Memphis, for the third straight year for one of its family-friendly 6K Run/Walk events. The goal of the race is to garner support for people in recovery and to educate the...

2014-10-21 23:02:25

Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Animal-assisted therapy can reduce symptoms of anxiety and loneliness among college students, according to researchers at Georgia State University, Idaho State University and Savannah College of Art and Design. Their findings are published...

2014-10-21 12:32:28

Ameritox's Ingenuity Health introduces method to help assess medication adherence in patients prescribed Risperdal® BALTIMORE, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today launched a method to help assess medication adherence in behavioral health patients prescribed the antipsychotic drug risperidone (tradename, Risperdal(®)). This new method marks a critical step toward establishing a comprehensive reference database for...

aspirin for schizophrenia
2014-10-21 03:00:37

Provided by The European College of Neuropsychopharmacology A new study shows that some anti-inflammatory medicines, such as aspirin, estrogen, and Fluimucil, can improve the efficacy of existing schizophrenia treatments. This work is being presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference in Berlin. For some time, doctors have believed that helping the immune system may benefit the treatment of schizophrenia, but until now there has been no conclusive evidence...


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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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