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2014-04-09 20:22:18

SCHOFIELD, Wis., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PuraMed BioScience®, Inc. (OTCBB: PMBS), a researcher, developer, and marketer of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced today that the company is moving forward with the development of their first cannabinoid-based formulation that targets the mental health market by focusing on anxiety and depression. "We believe that with the technologies we have available, PuraMed can utilize hemp-derived compounds to...

New Study Draws Links Between Bad Neighborhoods, Bad Life Events And Bad Health
2014-04-09 16:27:32

By Eric Ferreri, Duke University Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study. The misfortunes they face can come in many forms -- from mugging to job loss to the death of a loved one -- and the stress involved often leads to anxiety, depression and other illnesses, according to the study, released April 8 in PLoS ONE, an open access, peer-reviewed journal....

2014-04-09 12:31:25

NORWALK, Conn., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US today announced that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community and resource for psychiatrists and mental health professionals, will feature a new edition of its popular "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge." Available via the Psychiatric Times website and mobile web, the "Diagnostic Champions' Challenge" debuted in 2012 to test the clinical knowledge and diagnostic skills of medical professionals. The challenge combines behavior...

2014-04-09 12:31:00

NORWALK, Conn., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times, a leading online community for mental health professionals, presented up-to-date reporting by leaders in the field of psychiatric ethics. Among the materials presented in this special report: -- The Brave New World of Psychiatric Ethics: Special Report Chair Cynthia Geppert, MD, PhD, MPH, leads the way in offering guidance and hope that psychiatry can reinvent itself as it has...

Men Often Go Undiagnosed, Untreated For Eating Disorders: Study
2014-04-09 11:36:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Discussions about eating disorders and body image usually revolve around women and a new study from the University of Oxford in England has found that young men are not receiving as much attention as they should regarding these issues. Published in the open-access journal BMJ Open, the new study revealed that young men are underdiagnosed and undertreated for eating disorders – regardless of the fact that they only comprised about...

Rat Study Shows Memory Storage During Sleep Can Be Manipulated
2014-04-09 11:21:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previous research has shown that the brain strengthens and maintains recently acquired memories during sleep and a new study has found that introducing new memories to a sleeping brain disrupts these natural cognitive processes. During sleep, the brain shuffles information from short-term to long-term memory. Studies have shown that the "replay" of freshly learned data while asleep plays an essential role in memory. However, it was...

2014-04-09 08:29:20

Tetra Discovery Partners Focused on PDE4D Inhibitors as Novel Approach to Treating Cognitive Impairment in Schizophrenia, Alzheimer's Disease, and Huntington's Disease GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tetra Discovery Partners LLC, a drug discovery company developing a portfolio of innovative drugs for neurological and inflammatory diseases, announced today that the company has entered into a drug development collaboration with the Broad Institute's Stanley Center...

Brain Boost For Grandmothers Who Occasionally Care Of Grandchildren
2014-04-09 07:12:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Grandmothers can help prevent cognitive decay and reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by taking care of their grandchildren one day per week, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Menopause. However, taking care of their grandchildren five days per week or more actually had some negative impact on the cognitive function of 186 Australian women between the ages of 57 and 68 involved in...

2014-04-08 23:33:38

Working with Autism plans its largest annual fundraising event in support of autism research. The day is filled with fun activities and a chance to connect families with each other, while educating the community on and raising awareness for autism. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 April is Autism Awareness month, and Working With Autism (WWA) is celebrating by joining forces with The Yogurt Shoppe to hold a fundraising event geared for families and children of all ages. This will...

2014-04-08 23:33:34

Jacqueline Beug is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 NAPW honors Jacqueline Beug, M.A., BCBA, LBA, as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in mental health. As the largest organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women...


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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