Those who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face challenges in completing normal daily activities. Flashbacks can come on suddenly, and sleep problems can make nights very long.
What’s in a name? The U.S. Army’s General Peter Chiarelli believes that a name carries a lot of weight. He believes that people form opinions quickly when they hear the term Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and that these negative opinions are preventing soldiers from seeking the treatment they need.
Most of us tend to think of addictions in the form of illegal substances but that is not always the case. Food can also be an addiction but we may not understand just how difficult it is to overcome food-related addictions such as anorexia, binge eating and bulimia, according to a recent blog post.
You have changed. You can feel it within every part of your being. Your soul cries out with a sense of peace you have never felt before. You are physically clean, spiritually pure, and emotionally healthy. You know you have a long road of sobriety still ahead of you but you believe it is something…
Those who are diagnosed with a mental disorder, such as the eating disorders bulimia or anorexia nervosa, are often found to have a coexisting additional mental disorder. These disorders may include depression or anxiety.
The individual who loses all his money each week at the horse track would likely be labeled as a compulsive, or problem, gambler. But the other individual who wins money every week could be labeled the same.
Borderline Personality Disorder, or BPD, can be tough to live with and even tougher for a partner or family member. You’ve probably heard the phrase “walking on eggshells” and that may be what your life feels like if you’re dealing with someone with BPD.
Anorexia, binge eating disorders and bulimia usually surface around adolescence but boys and girls can also show signs of problems much earlier. According to a recent story, if you catch these kinds of problems early on you can prevent a lifelong battle with eating disorders, says Jill Layne, a social worker in Norfolk, VA.
There is a high level of co-morbidity among those who have alcohol use disorders, involving other types of mental disorders. Many who struggle with alcohol are also diagnosed with disorders like depression and anxiety.
A May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing published an article which pointed to insufficient family support during times of stress as a causal effect in the development of eating disorders. The University of Minnesota study was based on interviews with 26 females and one male (ages 17-64 years) currently receiving treatment for eating…