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2015-05-19 23:05:12

The private day school, CARD Academy, uses an intensive instructional model called applied behavior analysis to teach students with autism. WOODLAND HILLS, Calif.

2015-05-19 08:38:24

93% of patients treated with INVEGA TRINZA(TM) remained relapse-free at the end of long-term maintenance trial TITUSVILLE, N.J., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There's a new treatment option

2015-05-18 23:07:23

The new affiliation aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB)

2015-05-18 23:06:02

The Race Happens on May 30 and Includes $1500 Prize Purse For Top Finishers Memphis, TN (PRWEB) May 18, 2015 Heroes in Recovery, a movement celebrating

2015-05-18 23:00:24

HealthForumOnline (HFO) adds a new online continuing education (CE) course, Psychological Distance and the Development of Mental Representations: Why Clinicians Should Give Construal Level-Based

2015-05-18 12:27:55

People are urged to sign on at http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/DefineMDD to show their support DEERFIELD, Ill., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new petition was launched today to

2015-05-16 23:00:33

Assurex Health will share new research and participate in a full schedule of activity at the American Psychiatric Association 168th Annual Meeting in Toronto from May 16th through May 20th.

2015-05-15 16:24:17

The conference, Understanding and Overcoming the Stigma of Mental Illness, will take place June 7 CHICAGO, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Understanding and

2015-05-14 12:30:43

NEW YORK, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced its

2015-05-14 12:26:50

Dr. Anne Brennan Malec and her team at Symmetry Counseling have worked with thousands of couples to turn around challenged relationship.


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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Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.