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Exercise May Help with PTSD

The benefits of exercise may have more reason to be sung after research reveals that it can help patients with anxiety disorders to reduce their symptoms.

Drug Tests for Welfare Recipients

While more states passing drug-testing laws might appeal to the baser emotional impulses of the masses, this does not address the fact that underlying psychiatric issues in underserved populations often lead to self-medication and it continues to frame addiction as a moral failing rather than a disease. Have we decided to let children fend for …

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The Young and Sexy: Eating Disorders Take a Toll

Who hasn’t struggled with a few extra pounds here and there, clothes fitting too tight, making it hard to breathe or even move around easily? The truth is that one-third of Americans in 2008 were obese, according to a new study just published by Lancet. All that blubber accumulating around American waistlines is cause for …

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5 Common Myths about Eating Disorders

Did you know that eating disorders of all kinds – anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorder – are occurring with greater frequency worldwide? Did you also know that eating disorders have a 15% incidence rate in people between their teens and twenties? Or are you aware that eating disorders most often occur in conjunction …

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Sexual Addiction Recovery Can Involve Multiple Triggers

Sexual addiction, recognized by many therapists and psychologists as a diagnosable and treatable condition, may follow similar patterns of relapse as alcohol and drug addictions. Triggers that can bring a person back into relapse can include both emotional and physical factors.

Alcohol and Gastritis

Gastritis is a fairly generic term and refers to an inflammation or swelling of the stomach lining. Unless treated, gastritis can lead to bleeding in the stomach, the development of stomach ulcers, and even stomach cancer.

Magazines with Older Audience Feature Young Models

Many eating disorder experts agree that the media plays a significant role in the development of eating disorders for some women. Among those women now representing a significant portion of those with eating disorders are older women over the age of 35. While some of them experience eating disorder symptoms revived from adolescent problems, some …

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a Risk for Developing Eating Disorders

Those with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa often share some traits with individuals who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. Eating disorders are characterized by compulsive behaviors that surround not only eating rituals and habits developed to rid the body of calories, but also the concealing of the eating disorder. People with eating disorders often establish …

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Sexual Addiction

A sex addict is someone who continues to engage in sexual behaviors, even when they have physical, career, legal or emotional consequences. For some sex addicts, the sexual behaviors consume time, energy or focus that was traditionally used for other things such as work or family. For sex addicts, the sexual behavior runs counter to …

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