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2014-07-23 23:13:13

EnCircle Technologies (encircletech.org) has launched an Indiegogo (http://www.igg.me/at/encircle) campaign to raise $10,000 for the technology training and scholarship needs of Missouri autistic adults. Columbia, MO (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Scanning the headlines is grim for adults with autism. "Tough future for young adults on the autism spectrum.” “One in three autistic young adults lack jobs, education.” “Young adults on the autism spectrum face tough prospects.” The bleak...

2014-07-23 23:12:04

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the National Alliance of Professional Psychology Providers (NAPPP). This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to NAPPP members, adding...

2014-07-22 08:30:37

Transformative partnership with Ted Stanley will spur researchers to reveal biology of psychiatric disorders CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Broad Institute today announced an unprecedented commitment of $650 million from philanthropist Ted Stanley aimed at galvanizing scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bringing new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world....

2014-07-22 08:28:11

NAPERVILLE, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Counselor Robert A. Moylan, LCPC has discovered, through 20 years of psychology research, the simplest and most effective behavioral psychology approach currently available in the world to treat most relationship stress, including eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, anger, trauma, marital discord, sports psychology and personality disorders. His book for adults, "Emotional Core Therapy," was the top-rated book on...

2014-07-22 00:21:12

Genes, pathways identified could inform new approaches to treatment CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the Broad Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder...

2014-07-21 23:06:36

National Non-Profit Partners with Local Business to Offer State’s First Free-to-Low-Cost Pop.UP Holistic Services Boulder, CO (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 Pop.Earth, a New York-based non-profit providing free or low cost holistic services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities, today announced the launch of their first out of state mobile Pop.UP Yoga classes in partnership with Colorado business Root Health. The first day of the...

2014-07-21 09:41:42

University of Cambridge A study published today has confirmed a link between antipsychotic medication and a slight, but measureable, decrease in brain volume in patients with schizophrenia. For the first time, researchers have been able to examine whether this decrease is harmful for patients' cognitive function and symptoms, and noted that over a nine year follow-up, this decrease did not appear to have any effect. As we age, our brains naturally lose some of their volume – in other...

2014-07-18 23:05:58

60 Second Panic Solution reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this program that promises to show people a method whereby they really can control panic attacks. Houston, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 60 Second Panic Solution promises to help cure panic attacks by addressing the underlying problem. The crux of the program is getting people to a stage where a one minute trick is all they need to stave off any oncoming panic attack. This has...

2014-07-18 12:24:34

BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health. "Many cases of eating disorders go undetected for years. This may be because the stereotype that the typical teen with an eating disorder is a...

2014-07-17 23:07:40

Unique healing retreats bring together proven psycho education work, EAGALA equine-assisted sessions with Accelerated Resolution Therapy to produce strong clinical results. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 For too many post 9/11 active duty military, veterans and the people they love, the effects of trauma can tear apart their lives, marriages and families. The long-term grind of Operations New Dawn, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom has exacted a profound emotional and physical...


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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