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2014-08-27 23:06:35

The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center has announced enhancements to its inpatient program. Wickenburg, Arizona (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center has announced enhancements to its inpatient program, including an expansion of services and increased length of stay for patients who admit September 3, 2014 and after. Jim Dredge, CEO of The Meadows, reported The Meadows will increase its length of stay to 45 days to allow patients the...

2014-08-27 23:05:59

Making medications affordable can help lower the mortality rate of mental illnesses like depression or bi-polar disorder. Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Many patients believe mental illness is not life threatening. The reality is that depression has a mortality rate of about 15%. The suicide rate for those with bi-polar disorder is slightly less, though it's offset by an alarming homicide rate (including attempted homicide) of roughly 7%. In order to properly treat and manage...

2014-08-27 23:04:12

Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration to support implementation of the Autism Plan for Georgia, aimed at improving services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Georgia State University’s Center for Leadership in Disability (CLD) has received a two-year, $600,000 grant from the...

2014-08-27 23:01:19

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association is the leading organization dedicated to the needs of mental health counseling professionals. Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Millennium Treatment Group is proud to announce that they are now a sponsor for Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA). The addiction treatment facility looks forward to the benefits the new sponsorship is sure to provide. FMHCA is an organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the professional...

2014-08-27 12:35:22

SOMERSET, N.J., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Rangam Consultants Inc., an IT and non-IT staffing firm specializing in supporting contingent workforce programs for Fortune 500 clients of managed service providers, has received the 2014 ASA Care Awards after successfully launching corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives in order to educate and employ individuals with special needs. Rangam, along with three other staffing companies, one associate member and one...

2014-08-27 12:31:07

VICTORIA, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has released a new report outlining 16 recommendations for police education and training to better prepare Canadian police personnel for interactions with people with mental illness. The report, entitled TEMPO: Police Interactions - A report towards improving interactions between police and people living with mental health problems, was launched at the 109(th) annual conference of the Canadian Association of Chiefs...

Sleep Drunkenness Disorder Could Affect 1 In 7
2014-08-27 03:46:18

American Academy of Neurology A study is shining new light on a sleep disorder called "sleep drunkenness." The disorder may be as prevalent as affecting one in every seven people. The research is published in the August 26, 2014, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Sleep drunkenness disorder involves confusion or inappropriate behavior, such as answering the phone instead of turning off the alarm, during or following arousals from sleep,...

How Parents Of Children With Anxiety Can Avoid The 'Protection Trap'
2014-08-27 03:15:16

Arizona State University Parents naturally comfort their children when they are scared, but new research shows that some reactions may actually reinforce their children's feelings of anxiety. A new Arizona State University study shows that parents whose children suffer from anxiety often fall into the "protection trap" that may influence their child's behavior. The paper, "Variations in the Influence of Parental Socialization of Anxiety among Clinic Referred Children," was published in...

2014-08-26 23:17:24

American author to present new take on ADHD, ADD, Autism and OCD. Perth, Austrailia (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Gary Douglas, one of the three authors of the new book "Would you teach a fish to climb a tree?", is coming to Perth to give a class on how to have a different perspective on children with labelled behavioural difficulties. The class will take place on September 18 at the Ibis Hotel in Northbridge. Douglas is the founder of self-help organisation Access Consciousness, a...

2014-08-26 23:09:59

SKILLS® is the world’s most comprehensive and efficient end-to-end online solution in the treatment of autism. Los Angeles (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 SKILLS® today announced the launch of Skills® LogBook, a groundbreaking supplement to the comprehensive research-based SKILLS® tool comprised of assessment, curricula, functional behavior assessment, behavior intervention plan builder, automatic progress tracking and managed care reporting. Skills® LogBook rises to...


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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