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2014-09-22 12:31:33

BRONX, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University suggests that measuring how fast the brain responds to sights and sounds could help in objectively classifying people on the autism spectrum and may help diagnose the condition earlier. The paper was published today in the online edition of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities....

2014-09-19 08:25:46

Three helpful answers from USA.gov WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traumatic situations are unexpected, sudden, and sometimes, violent. In many cases they do not leave visible signs of physical damage, but the emotional damage can be severe. People who have been through traumatic events or natural disasters can often experience strong emotions such as fear, sadness, and signs of depression. But it's important to be aware that these emotions are normal when they are...

2014-09-18 23:14:29

Free parent resource offers tips and perspectives from teen and family experts including educators, doctors, therapists, wellness professionals, and more. Los Gatos, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 Los Gatos Teen Therapy announced today that as part of its ongoing efforts to encourage positive growth of teens in the community, the agency will provide a free resource for parents of teens in a special blog series called “31 Days to a Better Life With Your Teen.” Throughout the month of...

2014-09-18 23:11:16

Blog conference features 25 contributors and 5 toolkits to raise awareness of weight bias and weight stigma and promote personal advocacy. BEDA gives you the tools to start the talks. Annapolis, MD (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) is hosting the Third Annual Weight Stigma Awareness Week (#WSAW2014) September 22 – 26 at http://www.bedaonline.com. This year features useful tools for individuals and service providers to prevent or stop weight bias...

2014-09-18 12:30:11

PEKIN, Ill., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (http://www.iaedp.com) announces its 2015 Symposium to take place on March 19 - March 23 at the Point Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort in Phoenix. Keynote speakers will serve as the headliner events during the 29(th) anniversary of this upcoming action-packed conference. The iaedp 2015 Symposium will provide four days of training sessions, instructive presentations,...

2014-09-18 12:29:31

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Iliad Neurosciences, Inc., a company focused on the development of innovative approaches to diagnosing and treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) announced today that it has entered into an Exclusive License Agreement with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York. Under this Agreement, Iliad will provide a new biomarker to identify an abnormality in folate transport to the brain associated with susceptibility...

2014-09-18 04:21:09

HELSINKI, Finland, September 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New device to be showcased at two international congresses Nexstim (the "Company"), a medical technology company focused on Navigated Brain Stimulation (NBS), announces the launch of a new NBS system, NBS 5, for noninvasive presurgical mapping in clinical neurosurgery. The new device will be showcased at two international neurosurgery congresses during the month of October 2014, one in Europe and the...

2014-09-17 23:13:42

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove. Hattiesburg, Mississippi (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services is celebrating September’s National Recovery Month by honoring its thousands of alumni that have found hope and healing through their treatment at Pine Grove. For thirty...

2014-09-17 23:10:28

DMG Productions explores the latest breakthroughs in substance abuse and mental health. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 DMG Productions announces the upcoming airing of Innovations with Ed Begley, Jr., scheduled to broadcast on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. EST via Discovery Channel. In this episode, Innovations will go behind the scenes to learn about House of Freedom’s mission to provide each client the opportunity to achieve the highest physical, psychological,...

2014-09-17 23:01:37

In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in, is exploring the dangerous link between addiction and depression. Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 In its latest blog post, A Forever Recovery, an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they...


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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