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2015-03-20 12:27:15

DALLAS, March 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Global and Chinese Sleep therapy system Industry, 2009-2019 market research report of 150 pages, published

2015-03-19 23:05:57

The resources include parent training workshops across South Carolina and online tools for parents and caregivers that offer in-depth training on autism. GREENVILLE,

2015-03-18 23:01:24

Randi Hagerman, medical director of the UC Davis MIND Institute, has received the prestigious International Sisley-Lejeune Award 2014 from the Paris-based Jérôme Lejeune Foundation.

2015-03-18 23:00:44

A collaborative effort between the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and CarePlus to provide Youth Mental Health First Aid training to North Jersey community members free of charge.

2015-03-17 23:02:16

Owners of The Argonaut tavern create new memoir and nonprofit to support restaurant workers struggling with addiction WASHINGTON (PRWEB) March 17, 2015

2015-03-17 16:26:17

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Each year substance use disorders have a tangible impact on the societal and economic well-being of the United States," notes a new report from

2015-03-17 16:21:48

DETROIT, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Autism Alliance of Michigan (AAoM) is hosting two events in April

2015-03-17 08:29:52

WASHINGTON, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) was honored last night by the American Psychological Association Practice Organization (APAPO) for her advocacy

2015-03-16 12:27:47

Research from NYU Langone Medical Center Establishes Algorithm that Permits Early Risk Identification Within 10 Days of Traumatic Event NEW YORK, March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/

2015-03-16 12:24:55

NORWALK, Conn., March 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that Psychiatric Times,


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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.