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2014-06-18 23:09:06

The app, developed by experts at Center for Autism and Related Disorders, is designed to maximize learning opportunities for children with autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Camp Discovery, the evidence-based therapeutic learning app for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), has increased accessibility and is now available for iPhone and Android phones. The app, initially designed for tablets by the Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD), has been optimized for...

2014-06-18 09:40:02

University of California - San Diego Old drug used for sleeping sickness may point to new treatment in humans In a further test of a novel theory that suggests autism is the consequence of abnormal cell communication, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that an almost century-old drug approved for treating sleeping sickness also restores normal cellular signaling in a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the neurological disorder in...

Stress Hormone Cortisol May Speed Up Short-Term Memory Loss
2014-06-18 07:54:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While cognitive decline is a relatively normal part of the aging process, some factors could amplify or speed up that process. Working with laboratory rats, researchers at the University of Iowa have found that the stress hormone cortisol could be one of those factors contributing to cognitive decline, according to a new report published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The UI study team found that elevated amounts of cortisol slowly...

2014-06-17 23:14:31

A recent report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as prior studies indicate significantly more males with Autism (ASD), ADHD and Dyslexia. Understanding these data led Dr. Levinson to vital etiologic, diagnostic and therapeutic insights. Great Neck, New York (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 In a recent study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 3x and 5x more males were recognized to have ADHD and Autism (ASD), respectively. And for decades, the reported ratios of...

2014-06-17 23:10:31

Prominent Beverly Hills Psychologist Dr. Kathleen Mojas celebrates 20 years in private practice using breakthrough therapy techniques to heal traumatic memories. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Dr. Kathleen Mojas, a Beverly Hills psychologist, is celebrating 20 years in private practice. Dr. Mojas has been getting remarkable results using EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and RRT (Rapid Resolution Therapy) to transform...

2014-06-17 23:08:14

Leading Autism Science and Advocacy Organization Will Use Information on Research Metrics to Understand Return on Investment of Funding Ipswich, Mass. (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, has purchased PlumX™ to track the metrics on the research outputs that its funding has helped create. PlumX from Plum™ Analytics, an EBSCO company, will give Autism Speaks powerful and actionable information about the more than $200...

2014-06-17 23:02:21

Eating Disorder Treatment Center Announces Its First Ever Golf Event to Raise Funds for Treatment Scholarships St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Castlewood Treatment Center tees off its first ever golf tournament on Oct. 6, 2014, at the Fox Run Golf Club in Eureka, Mo. The tournament raises funds for treatment scholarships through Project Heal. Project Heal is a nonprofit organization that provides financial grant funding for people with eating disorders who cannot afford treatment,...

2014-06-17 12:34:50

Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus New mouse model shows that APC regulates proteins critical for normal learning, memory, and behavior Autistic-like behaviors and decreased cognitive ability may be associated with disruption of the function of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene. When Tufts researchers deleted the gene from select neurons in the developing mouse brain, the mice showed reduced social behavior, increased repetitive behavior, and impaired learning and memory...

2014-06-17 12:32:12

Radiological Society of North America Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. ADHD is a common disorder in children and adolescents that can continue into adulthood. Symptoms include hyperactivity and difficulty staying focused, paying attention and controlling...

2014-06-17 12:29:47

Renowned Author, Speaker and Coach Assumes New Role to Champion Lasting Eating Disorder Recovery DENVER, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Recovery Center, an international center of excellence in the treatment of eating disorders, announced today that Robyn Cruze, MA, has joined the company as a Recovery Advocate. A well-known published author, public speaker and coach, Ms. Cruze will serve a key role on Eating Recovery Center's national marketing team....


Latest Psychiatry Reference Libraries

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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