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2015-04-23 12:31:58

The Orchid holistic treatment approach aims to provide an opportunity for women to break the cycle of addiction and enjoy healthy, contented and productive lives. MIAMI, April 21,

2015-04-22 23:05:17

My Positive Perspective airs an episode discussing and promoting the benefits of the Walk for Autism event.

2015-04-22 23:02:27

CJ Dumapit shares his perspective on living with PDD-NOS with NJ Top Docs. Scotch Plains, NJ (PRWEB) April 22, 2015 “The greatness of our Nation lies

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Los Angeles-Based The Discovery House Says Safety Concerns For Youth Trump Convenience Factor LOS ANGELES, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Discovery House, a leading alcohol and

2015-04-22 04:21:55

STOCKHOLM, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- World Veterans Federation supports breakthrough clinically proven and EU approved technology

2015-04-21 23:10:40

The emotional and educational needs of young people on the spectrum are incredibly intertwined.

2015-04-21 23:01:19

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Offers Advice for Parents Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 Among parents of children with autism spectrum

2015-04-21 23:01:09

Honorees to Receive the Inspiring Hope Awards Today, April 21, 2015, in Orlando, Florida San Francisco, CA and Orlando, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2015 The

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New funding will accelerate clinical development of rapid-acting treatment for psychiatric disorders BOSTON, April 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-21 08:29:43

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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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