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2015-02-24 23:03:13

Now open and admitting patients, Ohio-based eating disorder treatment center contends that online content, social media and apps can contribute to an eating disorder as well as foster lasting

2015-02-24 20:22:48

San Francisco, California Hosts International Conference for First Time in U.S SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.

2015-02-23 16:30:37

New leader joins Geisinger from UCLA Health System in Los Angeles DANVILLE, Pa., Feb.

2015-02-22 23:01:33

New York doctor, Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, successfully passed the Epilepsy certification examination in 2014. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2015

2015-02-22 23:01:19

Health Briefs TV joins the nation to inform viewers about eating disorders during National Eating Disorders Awareness campaign. Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) February

2015-02-21 23:01:42

A recent study by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com indicates that many individuals who have eating disorders are more likely to suffer from other mental health issues like depression and anxiety.

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2015-02-21 14:21:05

Formula E, the racing series that exclusively features electric vehicles, has added an additional race to its inaugural season, which will now conclude on June 28 in London’s Battersea Park.

2015-02-20 23:03:28

Harbor Village comments on the importance of recognizing medically assisted drug treatment in response to WNYT's recent article. USA (PRWEB) February 20,


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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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marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
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