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Schizophrenia drug dimmer switch
2014-08-16 06:15:32

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Schizophrenia affects about one percent of the world’s population and, if untreated, leaves sufferers struggling with their relationships, jobs, and lives as a whole. According to the National Institute of Mental Illnesses, schizophrenia is a debilitating brain disorder whereby those diagnosed with this mental illness “may hear voices other people don't hear. They may believe other people are reading their minds, controlling...

2014-08-15 20:21:45

Dr. Michael Feiz discusses the potentially debilitating issue of clinical depression and its link to obesity LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The physical side effects of obesity have been extensively documented and are well known, but its impact on mental and emotional health is less frequently discussed. A significantly increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and diabetes is reason enough to take obesity seriously and adapt a healthier lifestyle to take action against it....

2014-08-15 16:24:10

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a potentially precedent-setting ruling, the Washington State Supreme Court determined last week that psychiatric boarding -- the process by which patients are admitted to a hospital, but remain in the emergency department for hours, even days, until psychiatric beds become available -- is unconstitutional and violates the state's Involuntary Treatment Act. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100616/DC22034LOGO-d Responding to this...

child eyes adhd
2014-08-15 09:31:22

American Friends of Tel Aviv University TAU researchers develop diagnostic tool for the most commonly misdiagnosed disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed — and misdiagnosed — behavioral disorder in children in America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Unfortunately, there are currently no reliable physiological markers to diagnose ADHD. Doctors generally diagnose the disorder by recording a medical and...

Prayer Doesn’t Ease Symptoms Of Anxiety-Related Disorders For Everyone
2014-08-15 03:05:42

Baylor University Whether the problem is health, enemies, poverty or difficulty with aging, “Take your burden to the Lord and leave it there,” suggested the late gospel musician Charles A. Tindley. But when it comes to easing symptoms of anxiety-related disorders, prayer doesn’t have the same effect for everybody, according to Baylor University research. What seemed to matter more was the type of attachment the praying individual felt toward God. According to the Baylor study,...

2014-08-14 23:10:05

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the American Professional Agency. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to the network of the American Professional Agency,...

2014-08-14 23:01:23

National Council on Problem Gambling provides advocates with road map to ensure gambling addiction is incorporated into the evolving national healthcare system. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) released the report “Problem Gambling in the 21st Century Healthcare System: Implications of the DSM-5, ACA and Parity for Problem Gambling Treatment and Advocacy” to provide policy makers, counselors, problem gamblers and their families...

2014-08-14 12:27:26

Ameritox's Ingenuity Health introduces method to help assess medication adherence in patients prescribed Seroquel XR BALTIMORE, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameritox(SM), the nation's leader in medication monitoring solutions, today launched a method to help assess medication adherence in behavioral health patients prescribed the antipsychotic drug Seroquel XR, one of the 40 best-selling medications in the U.S. This new method marks a critical step toward building a comprehensive...

2014-08-13 23:10:33

According to Dr. Carly Orenstein with Morris Psychological Group, parents should be alert to the signs of anxiety and help children overcome their worries with some simple strategies that will ease the transition into the new year for the whole family. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Anxiety about the first day of school is not limited to kindergarteners and children starting a new school. Younger children, even those with a year or two of school behind them, may experience a new...

2014-08-13 23:02:41

Depression and other mental health issues paired with addiction is known as dual diagnosis. Lakeview Health medical leadership offer insight into treating these patients. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Dr. Kevin Holbert, Chief of Staff at addiction treatment center Lakeview Health, has spoken out on the recent passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. An August 12, 2014 article by Fox News cited that alcoholism was a daily struggle and that the Oscar Winner struggled with...


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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
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.