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2014-04-10 23:03:32

Special Learning’s webcast training now provides CEU credits, delivering on-demand virtual training on autism and other Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) topics for professionals with busy schedules. Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Special Learning Inc., the leading global provider of mobile applications and training and educational resources for the autism and special needs community, is pleased to announce that it has received accreditation from the Behavior Analyst...

2014-04-10 23:01:50

The Firm is representing men and boys in Risperdal lawsuits who allegedly developed gynecomastia, or male breast growth, due to Risperdal. New York, New York (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) continue to mount in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes the publication of a new study which reveals the off-label use of atypical antipsychotic drugs like Risperdal is rising among children in foster care. The research, which was published...

2014-04-10 23:01:40

Overwhelming Response of Names Suggested for RoboKind Robot Used in Autism Intervention Dallas (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 RoboKind, the world leader in social robotics, announces the extension of its Robots4Autism Name Our Robot Contest. The contest invites members of the autism, special needs, education and technology communities to suggest and vote on a name for the company’s humanoid robot. After receiving overwhelming response, RoboKind extended the competition to allow more...

2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-04-10 12:12:46

Older adults in treatment programs experience the same challenges as younger participants Statistics show that the amount of older adults in the criminal justice system has quadrupled in the past 15 years. Many of the adults have histories of mental health problems and are being placed in court-based treatment programs, where government officials and social workers tend to think that they are more likely to experience success compared to their younger counterparts. However, new research...

2014-04-10 10:13:27

Meta-analysis finds relationship improvement has beneficial effects similar to some common treatments A meta-analysis of studies that investigated measures designed to improve health professionals' interactions with patients confirms that such efforts can produce health effects just as beneficial as taking a daily aspirin to prevent heart attack. In contrast to previous such reviews, the current report from the Empathy and Relational Science Program at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)...

2014-04-10 09:41:54

International study finds that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts People who check whether their hands are clean or imagine their house might be on fire are not alone. New research from Concordia University and 15 other universities worldwide shows that 94 per cent of people experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts, images and/or impulses. The international study, which was co-authored by Concordia psychology professor Adam Radomsky and published in the Journal...

2014-04-10 08:29:47

BOSTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tal Medical, Inc., a clinical-stage company developing breakthrough treatments for psychiatric diseases, has added two industry veterans to its leadership team. Jan Skvarka has joined as the company's President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors, and Ben Shapiro, MD as a member of the Board of Directors. Jan Skvarka is joining Tal after spending 14 years with Bain and Company, a leading global management consultancy. As one of Bain's...

2014-04-09 23:29:44

Project HOPE Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides a lifespan of services to the autism community, receives $30,000 from United Way of Greenville County Breakthrough Grant. These funds will help equip therapists with iPad mini's and software to track critical data, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of therapy for over 100 children with autism. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Project HOPE Foundation’s Hope Reach program provides intensive Applied Behavior...

2014-04-09 23:02:29

Owens Corning is donating a Basement Finishing System™ to help improve one autistic child’s attending and engagement behavior. A recent study has shown how noise-reduction walls help improve autistic children’s learning environments. Toledo, Ohio (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Owens Corning, the parent company of Basement Finishing System™ franchisees, is pleased to announce that the McDade family was chosen to have their basement finished with the Basement Finishing System™. This...


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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