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2014-09-16 23:17:11

Teen addiction expert outlines key information about the second most popular drug among teenagers. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 With the variety of drugs passing through streets and schools today, it is difficult to know the details on each one. However, it is important that parents are aware of the potential substances falling into their teen’s hands. Synthetic marijuana is considered second in popularity to marijuana itself among high school students. With varied, misleading...

2014-09-16 23:11:29

Despite a lack of public funding, specialized vocational school starts its fourth year as a model for educating the nation’s 750,000 young people with autism about to age out of the public school system. Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Defying the statistical odds, and with public funding virtually nonexistent for such programs, Exceptional Minds begins its fourth academic year as the first vocational school of its kind for young adults with autism. Twenty-seven...

2014-09-16 23:05:48

Our treatment laws are too often still outdated and ineffective, said the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Despite some progress at the state and federal levels in the year since the Navy Yard mass killing left 12 dead and 3 wounded, much more change is needed if the nation is to reduce the impacts of untreated severe mental illness on its families and communities, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. "There is no question the cascade of...

2014-09-16 12:31:54

Largest clinical study evaluating durability of treatment with the NeuroStar shows depression patients maintained remission through 52 weeks MALVERN, Pa., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc., today announced that results of a study designed to assess the long-term effectiveness of NeuroStar TMS Therapy in adult patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) who have failed to benefit from prior treatment with antidepressant medications, were published online in The...

2014-09-16 12:31:18

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Memorial Hospital is using September's National Recovery Month to announce it is enhancing addiction treatment services at its Brown Deer, Kenosha, Madison and Oconomowoc locations. Rogers will expand its "dual diagnosis" services to address not only addictive disorders but also psychiatric disorders such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and psychological trauma, which often co-occur with...

2014-09-15 23:06:37

Citizens Commission on Human Rights, the nation's leading mental health watchdog, in its latest article, says that Congress should look into possible conflicts of interest on the part of psychiatrists whose antidepressant studies that the Veterans Administration relies upon, as it may provide answers to why suicides linked to antidepressants and sudden deaths from antipsychotics are not being investigated. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 Citizens Commission on Human...

2014-09-15 23:02:11

The Firm is currently representing clients in Risperdal lawsuits that allege the medication caused men and boys to develop gynecomastia, or male breast growth. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 15, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.injurybeacon.com/risperdal/lawsuit/) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a new study has proposed that the antipsychotic medication might be useful in curbing aggression in children with ADHD when it is taken in...

2014-09-12 23:09:37

In less than two years, Transforming Youth Recovery has nearly tripled the number of collegiate recovery efforts across the country. Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Transforming Youth Recovery announced today that they have provided 75 collegiate grants nationwide in their efforts to continue to grow and support the national collegiate recovery movement. As part of these efforts, the web-based Capacitype mapping platform was developed to help expand recovery support and...

2014-09-12 16:25:19

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- On September 11th, SWAE Watches introduces our newest and most important product, THE VETERAN. Manufactured for extreme durability, this timepiece was designed and completed in the United States of America. This matte black 20atm water resistant watch is constructed of lightweight titanium alloy, contrasting green hands and green accents on the face, featuring Swiss Ronda 5050B Quartz chronograph movement. It's titanium alloy crown,...

2014-09-11 23:10:10

Peer Support Center expansion continues throughout NE Louisiana Monroe, LA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 NE Delta HSA is expanding its innovative behavioral health and primary care integration work by including Peer Support programs in its innovative business model. This model actively promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in specialty behavioral...


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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