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2014-08-28 12:30:15

In the news release, New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications, issued 28-Aug-2014 by Coalition to Prevent ADHD Medication Misuse over PR Newswire, the contact information should read "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5338" rather than "Kelly Walker, 717-231-5538" as incorrectly transmitted by PR Newswire. The complete, corrected release follows: New Coalition Aims to Help Prevent Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of ADHD Medications Coalition to Focus Efforts on...

2014-08-28 08:27:46

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany, August 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CAIDE Dementia Risk App from Merz Pharmaceuticals is available free of charge for people from 40 to 65 to calculate their individual risk for getting dementia within the next two decades. Using a traffic light color scheme, the App can also help physicians discuss preventive measures with patients at risk. The new "CAIDE Dementia Risk App (Cardiovascular risk factors, Aging and Incidence of DEmentia) has...

2014-08-28 08:27:28

Coalition to Focus Efforts on College Students WAYNE, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is the official launch of a newly formed Coalition of medical, mental health, higher education, student and pharmaceutical organizations that will work together to help prevent misuse, abuse and diversion of ADHD prescription stimulant medication. The Coalition will initially focus its efforts on college students. Although reported rates of nonmedical use vary, a 2013 study at one large...

2014-08-27 23:15:35

The new Troubled Teens Laurel helpline is an excellent resource for adolescents who are looking for reliable teen addiction recovery programs. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 For young adults living in Laurel, MD, life can be stressful enough without adding in a serious addiction problem to drugs or alcohol. It may seem crazy, but teenagers, even those as young as 13, can start using and abusing substances, so getting them help is vitally important. Thankfully there is an innovative...

2014-08-27 23:14:24

The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) will host its 15th annual Recovery Walks on September 19, 2014, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM in Bushnell Park in Hartford. CCAR expects a large turn out from participants across the state to show their support for recovery from alcohol and other drug addiction in front of Connecticut’s state capitol. Hartford, CT (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) will host its 15th annual Recovery Walks...

2014-08-27 23:12:30

MilitaryConnection.com joins forces with Artists for Trauma to present the Rhythm and Joy Festival (RAJ14), promoting wellness through art and music. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 MilitaryConnection.com is a proud media sponsor, joining Artists for Trauma (AFT) and the Rhythm and Joy Festival (RAJ14) as they present a full day, soulful celebration of healing music, art and dance, featuring dynamic singers, musicians and performance artists. Created by Music & Arts director of the Agape...

2014-08-27 23:06:35

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center has announced enhancements to its inpatient program. Wickenburg, Arizona (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center has announced enhancements to its inpatient program, including an expansion of services and increased length of stay for patients who admit September 3, 2014 and after. Jim Dredge, CEO of The Meadows, reported The Meadows will increase its length of stay to 45 days to allow patients the...

2014-08-27 23:05:59

Making medications affordable can help lower the mortality rate of mental illnesses like depression or bi-polar disorder. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Many patients believe mental illness is not life threatening. The reality is that depression has a mortality rate of about 15%. The suicide rate for those with bi-polar disorder is slightly less, though it's offset by an alarming homicide rate (including attempted homicide) of roughly 7%. In order to properly treat and manage...

2014-08-27 23:04:12

Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration to support implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia, aimed at improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the...

2014-08-27 23:01:19

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association is the leading organization dedicated to the needs of mental health counseling professionals. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Millennium Treatment Group is proud to announce that they are now a sponsor for Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA). The addiction treatment facility looks forward to the benefits the new sponsorship is sure to provide. FMHCA is an organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the professional...


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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