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Feb. 22 - 28 is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb.
Designates Three New Centers of Excellence on Network's First Anniversary BOSTON, Feb.
Animal therapy programs for veterans with PTSD are provided by H4HUS to help military veterans become re-acclimated to life at home.
Uniform Advantage continues to increase awareness about Autism through its “Dance for Autism White” scrub prints and partnered with Generation Rescue this Spring 2015.
Now open and admitting patients, Ohio-based eating disorder treatment center contends that online content, social media and apps can contribute to an eating disorder as well as foster lasting
San Francisco, California Hosts International Conference for First Time in U.S SAN FRANCISCO, Feb.
ON APRIL 25TH AT THE HISTORIC HOLLYWOOD PANTAGES THEATRE IN LOS ANGELES HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb.
New leader joins Geisinger from UCLA Health System in Los Angeles DANVILLE, Pa., Feb.
TAMPA, Fla., Feb.
New York doctor, Stefanie Jean-Baptiste Berry, successfully passed the Epilepsy certification examination in 2014. Middletown, NY (PRWEB) February 22, 2015
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 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 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 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, 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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