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2015-04-16 23:06:39

Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Institute for Behavioral Training partner to present trainings nationwide to teach emergency personnel how to interact with and respond to individuals

2015-04-16 23:01:15

Autism Navigator's About Autism in Toddlers is a web-based tool designed to help families and professionals identify the early signs of autism in very young children.

2015-04-16 20:21:48

Training uses documentary film of 9/11 survivor's PTSD experience NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Project Rebirth, Inc., (

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2015-04-16 12:05:44

The search for a cause to autism continues to baffle scientists, but a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has found that epigenetic tags, or the factors that affect genes, could be behind the developmental disorder – according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

2015-04-15 23:10:14

New online community for people treating or experiencing binge eating disorder (BED) launches April 15, 2015 with features including blogs, forums, profile management, provider directory, career

2015-04-15 23:03:07

In response to a recent report published by The Tennessean, Drug Rehab Nashville offers new incentive programs for victims of drug overdoses. Nashville, Tennessee

2015-04-15 12:31:00

Goettl Good Guys Air Conditioning sponsors SARRC's autism awareness event in Phoenix. PHOENIX, Apr.

2015-04-15 08:32:24

Trial is the first to study schizophrenia treatment within the context of many real-world issues faced by patients with schizophrenia TITUSVILLE, N.J., April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A study

2015-04-14 23:06:02

Goettl sponsors SARRC’s 17th Annual Community Breakfast at Arizona Biltmore. Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 In honor of Autism Awareness Month,


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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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Word of the Day
polyphagia
  • An excessive appetite for food.
  • The eating of many different types of food.
The word 'polyphagia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'many' and 'to feed on'.