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2015-03-25 12:31:58

SimplyFun's Play Advisory Council helps set new direction for autism support SEATTLE, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SimplyFun, LLC, is a developer of award winning educational board

2015-03-25 04:23:10

Monitoring and counseling at-risk patients may prevent and minimize pain, improve life quality LAS VEGAS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research presented today at

2015-03-24 23:11:12

The Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Essential Competencies for Assessment and Management of Individuals At Risk for Suicide are the first competencies specifically for registered nurses (RNs),

2015-03-24 23:10:03

The Glenholme School, a therapeutic boarding school for students with various learning differences, recognizes the importance of arts experiences and staged its annual spring arts events with

2015-03-24 12:22:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) has selected four 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to receive $500,000 in grants for

2015-03-23 23:04:29

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a leading mental health watchdog, announces its support for newly introduced legislation in the state of California with its latest press release, applauding

2015-03-23 23:02:24

First-of-its-kind guide now available for adults who have been recently diagnosed with autism, as well as those who suspect they have the disorder New York,

2015-03-23 23:00:44

The first graduates from the Narconon center in Ankara inspired a festive graduation ceremony at this recently-opened drug rehab facility. (PRWEB) March 23,

2015-03-21 23:00:19

Scottsdale Recovery Center, an addiction treatment facility in Arizona, announces expanded heroin, opiate and narcotic pain pill services in response to nationwide epidemic (PRWEB)


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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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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.