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2014-07-15 04:22:07

New data on fewer new cases in developed nations suggests possibility of prevention and risk reduction COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the global epidemic of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, new data on lower incidence in the "youngest old" from developed countries in Europe and the United States suggest the possibility of reducing risk and/or preventing the disease, according to the results of several research studies announced at the Alzheimer's...

2014-07-14 23:08:40

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC). This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to LPCANC...

2014-07-14 23:07:46

The Cabin Chiang Mai, Asia’s leading inpatient addiction treatment centre, recently launched its new Alumni Community website – a free comprehensive aftercare service for clients who complete treatment, to help them maintain lifelong recovery wherever they live in the world. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The Cabin Chiang Mai, Asia’s leading inpatient addiction treatment centre, recently launched its new Alumni Community website – a free comprehensive aftercare service for clients who...

2014-07-14 23:01:05

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., has appointed Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., as Chief of Psychiatry. WICKENBURG, Ariz. (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., has appointed Jon G. Caldwell, D.O., Ph.D., as Chief of Psychiatry. Dr. Caldwell is a board certified psychiatrist and researcher specializing in the treatment of adults with relational trauma histories and addictive behaviors. Caldwell has...

2014-07-14 12:59:11

Alzheimer's Association New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference® 2014 (AAIC® 2014) in Copenhagen....

2014-07-14 08:26:29

Submission based on first head-to-head study vs. oral treatments in real world context TITUSVILLE, N.J., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the submission of a supplemental New Drug Application (sNDA) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seeking a label change that, if approved, would include new data showing significantly delayed time to relapse in patients prescribed once-monthly atypical long-acting antipsychotic INVEGA(®)...

2014-07-14 04:21:16

New data on possible protective behaviors and dementia risk factors emerges at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participation in activities that promote mental activity, and moderate physical activity in middle age, may help protect against the development of Alzheimer's disease and dementia in later life, according to new research reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International...

2014-07-11 23:07:42

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Founder and Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, is getting a very mixed response on JP’s Law from his patients with autistic spectrum disorders in Virginia. Ashburn, Virginia (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 ASHBURN PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PSYCHIATRIC SERVICES On July 1st, Senate bill 367 took effect, which allows individuals with an intellectual disability or autism to have a special code placed on the back of their licenses and ID cards to alert law...

2014-07-11 23:04:11

Can you leave it behind? Author Roger Grainger looks at the stigma of mental illness Leeds, England (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Having experienced mental illness from the perspectives of a patient and later as a member of mental hospital staff, Roger Grainger gives readers an intimate look at issues usually only discussed among medical professionals in his new book, “You Never Get Out.” According to the Mental Health Foundation, 1 in 4 people in the United Kingdom will experience some kind...

2014-07-11 08:23:16

Distress - A Weapon of Mass Destruction is an illuminating book of how distress and stress can affect the human body and what can be done about it. BRISBANE, Australia, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Distress - A Weapon of Mass Destruction teaches the author's tried and true method of eliminating the stress that plagues many individuals each day. The author especially targets those in high-stress jobs like police officers, soldiers, teachers, and those in the entertainment industry....


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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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