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Month: March 2015

Borderline Personality Disorder Widely Underdiagnosed

Recent findings from an American research team indicate that doctors may underdiagnose cases of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and overdiagnose cases of bipolar disorder, a second severe mental health condition that has certain features in common with BPD. Doctors and researchers are well aware that borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share an overlapping set …

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Sexual Addiction, Gambling Addiction Show Similarities

Sexual addiction should be classified alongside gambling addiction and other behavioral addictions, according to a new study published in the journal Comprehensive Psychiatry. These results could help the disorder gain the official recognition it is currently lacking. The new study, led by Dr. Joseph M. Farré of the Hospital Universitari Quirón-Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, compared …

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The Value of Routine in Managing Bipolar Disorder

For just about everyone, routine provides a sense of stability and promotes achievement. For the person with bipolar disorder, maintaining a daily routine can be a vital strategy to normalize mood. By contrast, days filled with surprises can trigger bipolar episodes. Following a daily schedule is so helpful that an entire therapy has been built …

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Eating Disorders Can Disguise Themselves as Healthy Weight Loss

We now understand that people suffering from eating disorders do not have to fit the severely underweight stereotype associated with anorexia nervosa. Unfortunately, this means that it can be even more difficult to recognize and properly diagnose people who are suffering from these potentially life-threatening illnesses. One of the most insidious realities that we have …

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Don’t Worry About Whether Sex Addiction Is ‘Real’—Just Get Help

There is a debate raging about whether sexual addiction is a “real” addiction. Skeptics say that there is little peer-reviewed scientific evidence in support of sex addiction and that some evidence actually contradicts the existence of sexual addiction. The official authority on psychological disorders—the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders—has so far rejected appeals …

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Study Finds Link between Eating Disorders and Adult-Onset Diabetes

A new study has uncovered a link between eating disorders and the development of adult-onset diabetes, providing evidence that impulse control issues and depression may lead to an increased likelihood of developing the condition. This is the first time such a link has been uncovered, and in addition to providing further insight into the factors …

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Bipolar Disorder: Struggling with Aggression

Bipolar disorder is a serious mood disorder that can make a person feel like they are on an emotional roller-coaster ride. The illness is treatable with a combination of medication, disciplined lifestyle and regular counseling. People with all forms of bipolar disorder have trouble with extreme emotions. A recent study reveals that extreme aggression is …

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