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2014-06-27 23:01:53

The Firm is representing a number of men and boys in Risperdal lawsuits that claim use of the atypical antipsychotic medication caused gynecomastia (male breast growth). New York, New York (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 As Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) continue to move forward in U.S. courts, Bernstein Liebhard LLP notes that a newly released study has linked Risperdal to low bone mass in children. The study, which was presented earlier this month at the American...

2014-06-27 12:26:13

EDMONDS, Wash., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today is National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Day, a day which seeks to shed light on the millions of people suffering from PTSD. Many people automatically associate PTSD with veterans due to the high instances of the disorder among those who have served in combat. However, few realize how heavily this disorder skews towards women. According to the National Center for PTSD, while approximately 60% of men experience a...

Autistic Drivers Encounter Greater Challenges Behind The Wheel
2014-06-27 10:48:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders from Drexel University has found that individuals with autism self-report more challenges than non-autistic drivers. The study team described their results as an initial step in determining if adults with autism have unmet needs when it comes to driving a vehicle. “Previous research in my lab has included extensive research in driving capacity with people who have a...

2014-06-26 23:14:09

To support psychiatric-mental health nurses in reducing the use of seclusion and restraint in the provision of health care, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association has updated its Position Statement on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint and the Seclusion and Restraint Standards of Practice, and is making them available to the public online. Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) has released the newly revised APNA Position Paper on...

2014-06-26 23:07:46

A New Public-Service Resource from the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 To continue raising public awareness of mental illness treatment issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center has published a fact sheet providing state-by-state population numbers on the prevalence of schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, including the number of those people who are untreated during a 12-month period. ”Prevalence of Untreated Serious Mental Illness by State”...

2014-06-26 23:06:47

Dr. Teplin discussed how mental health professionals can improve the short- and long-term outcomes of youth in the juvenile justice system at the Recovery Workforce Summit. McLean, VA (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association (PRA) welcomed Dr. Linda A. Teplin, PhD, Owen L. Coon, Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Psycho-Legal Studies Program, Northwestern University Medical School, to its Recovery Workforce Summit: 2014 PRA Annual...

2014-06-26 16:25:17

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Behavioral Health System - nationally recognized in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, depression and mood disorders and addiction - has finalized a new service agreement with the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), effective last month. Under the new arrangement, MCW is providing a medical consultant to assist Rogers in effectively integrating behavioral health services...

2014-06-26 08:28:56

Becomes Third U.S. State to Enact Prescription Privileges WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Psychological Association applauded a new law making Illinois the third state in the country to authorize licensed clinical psychologists with advanced, specialized training to prescribe certain medications for the treatment of mental health disorders. "This is a landmark moment for mental health care," said Norman B. Anderson, PhD, APA's executive vice...

2014-06-25 23:13:35

Etica Press Ltd announces the release of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, a fictionalized journey through the conditions of schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The novel has been released in both paperback and Kindle format. Malvern, UK (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Etica Press Ltd announces the release of Jonathan Harnisch: An Alibiography, a fictionalized journey through the conditions of schizoaffective disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. The novel has been...

2014-06-25 23:02:50

The Firm is representing a number of Risperdal lawsuit clients who allegedly developed gynecomastia (male breast growth) due to their use of the medication. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Risperdal lawsuits (http://www.risperdallawsuitcenter.com/ ) that allege the antipsychotic drug caused men and boys to develop gynecomastia, or male breast growth, continue to mount in courts around the U.S., Bernstein Liebhard LLP reports. On June 12, 2014, a 24-year-old California man filed suit...


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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