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2014-09-26 12:25:07

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rogers Behavioral Health System, Wisconsin's largest, not-for-profit mental health and addiction services provider, is opening its first treatment center outside of Wisconsin in Tampa, Fla., on Monday, September 29. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148629 According to Eric Storch, Ph.D., clinical director for Rogers Behavioral Health--Tampa Bay, and professor of pediatrics, psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences at USF Health...

fighting depression
2014-09-26 05:47:44

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many Americans and people around the world suffer from depression. In a previous article, I reported that 20 million people in the US suffer from depression varying from temporary depression to severe, and that is just in America. Imagine how many suffer throughout the entire world. There are many ways to help people cope with this debilitating mental health issue varying from exercise to therapy, medication to meditation, and so...

2014-09-25 23:12:09

The new partnership aims to provide all mental health professionals with the necessary resources for an effective online presence. Downers Grove, IL (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 TherapySites, the leading website and online marketing company for mental health professionals, announced today its affiliation with the California Counseling Association (CCA).. This new relationship allows TherapySites to continue to extend their online marketing solutions to CCA members, adding exclusive benefits...

2014-09-24 23:01:15

The book, written as a user-friendly manual for clinicians, students, and anyone intent on providing evidence-based autism treatment, and edited by Center for Autism and Related Disorders, includes chapters on diagnosis, effective treatment, data collection, parent training, foundational research, and practical resources to help readers implement a top-quality autism treatment program. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) today announced...

2014-09-24 16:26:18

JANSSEN® CONNECT® program seeks to provide people living with schizophrenia information and assistance to support healthcare provider-ordered long-acting antipsychotic treatment TITUSVILLE, N.J., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced the results of a first-of-its-kind study, The Impact of JANSSEN(®) CONNECT(®) Injection Centers on Adherence to an Atypical Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotic among Patients with Schizophrenia Enrolled in a Support Program....

2014-09-24 12:28:59

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Highland Therapeutics Inc. ("Highland"), today announced the appointment of Dr. Floyd R. Sallee as Chief Medical Officer of Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc. ("Ironshore"), Highland's wholly owned principal operating subsidiary. As an expert in pediatric psychopharmacology, Dr. Sallee has been an important adviser and consultant to Ironshore on the development of the Company's investigational drug products, HLD-100 (amphetamine)...

electroencephalogram autism
2014-09-24 03:00:27

Deirdre Branley, Albert Einstein College of Medicine A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier. The paper was published Sept. 22 in the online edition of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities. [ Watch the Video: Science Talk: Brainwave Test...

2014-09-23 23:06:05

Catalent Pharma Solutions, the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that it had reached an exclusive development and licensing agreement with privately held biopharmaceutical company, Cingulate Therapeutics (CTx), to support the development of a series of new prescription pharmaceutical products for the treatment of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) using...

2014-09-23 23:01:26

Iraq veteran has formed a company to develop and promote affordable VR treatments for those affected with PTSD. Downingtown, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 From first-hand experience, Matthew O'Farrell knows all about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – and how it can be treated. A medically retired Army veteran, O’Farrell, 31, was deployed in Iraq in 2006. His platoon sustained multiple attacks resulting in five casualties. After returning home in 2008, he was diagnosed with...

2014-09-23 23:00:13

Dr. Samia Abul discusses ‘Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) September 24, 2014 The Mayo Clinic describes self-injury or self-harm as the act of deliberately harming one’s body usually as an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain. In her new book, “Deliberate Self-Harm in Substance Abuse Population” (published by Xlibris UK)” Dr. Samia Abul, a specialist psychiatrist, provides an in-depth look into what she describes as a...


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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.