Many individuals suffering with ADHD are frequently misdiagnosed as simply depressed. While they may be experiencing depression as well, it is easy for the underlying cause of that depression to go unnoticed. This is especially the case with females, as males are diagnosed with the disorder at a rate of two to four times as…Details
Depression can make everyday duties seem overwhelming. Taking responsibility for one’s job or household responsibilities may feel draining. Medications are used by many to get past these feelings of apathy and tiredness. In many instances, talk therapy helps the depressed person to hear for themselves what is going on in their heart or mind. Quite…Details
It’s dangerous enough to have an eating disorder, but many people struggling with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating and related issues also face other mental health conditions. In fact, in most cases, multiple diagnoses are the expectation rather than the exception. Not only do these so-called co-occurring disorders make daily life incredibly difficult, but they also…Details
The closer you are to Mother Nature, the better off for your well-being.
The Western part of our globe has been blessed in many ways. Has economic and social freedom given people living in the western hemisphere more time to become introspective and discover anxieties and depressions which the rest of the world is just too busy to experience? Quite the contrary; new studies provide clear evidence that…Details
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that is characterized by flashbacks, anxiety, insomnia and other distressing problems. The symptoms are caused by the experience or witnessing of a tragic event, such as a house fire, severe injury or combat situation.
Binge eating disorder is an officially recognized eating disorder characterized by frequent, excessive consumption of food. Unlike people who voluntarily overeat on holidays or other limited occasions, people with the condition feel a compulsion to overeat, and continue their behavior even when they become aware of its negative consequences. Because of the level of food…Details
In an attempt at self-control, some gamblers self-exclude themselves from gambling venues. But this isn’t as easy as telling themselves they won’t go. That equates to an alcoholic saying they won’t have a drink. It is very difficult to sustain such will power alone.
Drug addiction and alcoholism often co-occur with other types of chronic mental and physical health conditions. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is one mental health problem frequently diagnosed in those dealing with substance abuse issues, as people who suffer from this debilitating and frightening condition also appear to be disproportionately vulnerable to the lure of…Details
Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the process of identifying negative, irrational thought patterns which in turn influence a person’s behavior. Unhealthy thought patterns always play a role in the development of an addiction, regardless of whether it’s to drugs, alcohol, gambling, tobacco, or pornography. By breaking the cycle of negative thinking, therapists can help…Details