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2014-07-02 23:02:04

Autism Speaks Chief Science Officer Pledges to Put Science to Work for Families New York, NY (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Ring, Ph.D., its chief science officer, as a public member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee (IACC). Comprised of both Federal and Public members, the IACC advises the government on...

2014-07-02 23:01:05

Harbor Village Florida comments on a new report that shows that ADHD is likely to lead to drug abuse. USA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 As reported by CBS News in the article Kids with ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs (6/30), a recent study has linked increased rates of substance abuse among kids who grow up with ADHD while dismissing the fact that traditional ADHD medicine has a role in it. While researchers do not have an exact answer as to why there is a higher chance of drug abuse among this...

2014-07-01 23:07:11

The Remote Clinical Services program provides quality therapy and supervision to individuals with autism spectrum disorder, regardless of where they live. Los Angeles (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced the launch of its nationwide Remote Clinical Services program to offer direct services to families in all 50 states. The program was previously available in 15 states, and CARD has now expanded the program nationwide to give all underserved...

2014-07-01 16:30:14

--$100,000 World of Difference grant will fund research lacking today BLOOMFIELD, Conn., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Cigna Foundation grant to Achilles International will help determine whether running holds the key to better mental and physical development for children with autism. The Cigna Foundation today announced its $100,000 World of Difference grant to Achilles International, which has extensive anecdotal evidence showing that walking and running help people on the...

2014-07-01 12:29:01

ATLANTA, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Second Wind Dreams® (SWD®) announces the re-launch of its Family Edition of the Virtual Dementia Tour® (VDT®). This scientifically proven method builds sensitivity and awareness in individuals by temporarily altering participants' physical and sensory abilities with props and circumstances, which simulate changes associated with the physical and cognitive impairments of aging. Founder of Second Wind Dreams and inventor of the...

2014-07-01 12:28:55

Internationally recognized eating disorder treatment center increases access to care for patients DENVER, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Recovery Center, an international center of excellence in the treatment of eating disorders, announced the opening of a new Denver facility. This new facility will provide Residential and Partial Hospitalization treatment to women and men, ages 17 and older, from across the country. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140630/123279...

2014-06-30 23:22:08

Pascale Aline Bertoli is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 NAPW honors Pascale Aline Bertoli, Psychotherapist and Performance Coach at Clearmind.today, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Bertoli is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in psychotherapy and leadership / performance coaching. As the largest, most-recognized organization of...

2014-06-30 23:22:05

Pamela Foelsch is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 NAPW honors Pamela Foelsch, Ph.D., Owner and Director of ProfPsych Comprehensive Services, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. Ms. Foelsch is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in psychological services. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually...

2014-06-30 23:19:59

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D., founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services, was featured on Kentucky Educational Television's Connections, a television show hosted by Renee Shaw that highlights individuals striving to make a difference in the community. During the half-hour program Dr. Houchin addressed a wide range of mental health related questions, including possible reasons Kentucky now leads the country in the diagnosis of ADHD in children at some 19 percent. Lexington, Kentucky...

2014-06-30 23:19:01

For many, behavioral health coverage remains inadequate despite expansion of services since January 2014. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Six months ago, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made behavioral health treatment one of 10 essential health care benefits, but so far few people are seeing the benefits. Fort Lauderdale based mental health treatment provider, the Sylvia Brafman Mental Health Center, believes this may be due to the stigma that follows mental health treatment....


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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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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.