Treatment for substance abuse and other addictions has changed significantly over the years. 100 years ago, addicts were believed to be morally degenerate, and the process of “treating” their addiction often amounted to little more than torture. Until research showed that addiction was a treatable disease of the brain, many addicts were also given prison…Details
Trying to hide an eating disorder will only go so far until your smile gives it away. Dentists are often the first medical professionals to spot signs of the disease, according to an article on eating disorders.
In reading the title of this article, your first thought may be that someone has made a mistake. Surely, you are thinking, they must be referring to ‘animal-assisted therapy’, which is a fairly familiar topic to anyone who has done a Google search looking for information about alternative treatments for addiction and other chronic health…Details
Bipolar disorder, a serious psychiatric condition sometimes referred to as “Manic Depression”, is aptly named due to the “bipolar opposite” of the extreme moods. Most individuals with bipolar disorder experience mood swings that range from extreme manic highs to severely depressed lows. The disorder can be diagnosed after just one manic episode and no depressive…Details
Low self-esteem and depression both fill a mind with negative thoughts. Beliefs about oneself form the self-esteem either positively or negatively. Negative experiences with others may greatly influence the low self-esteem someone develops. Depression, rather, is a psychological and physical disorder that stems from within, but can be influenced by self-esteem.
Having a baby is an exciting time in a woman’s life. It is a time of growth and change that involves constant changes in a woman’s body – which impact her physically, emotionally, and mentally. While having a baby is typically a time when parents are excited and filled with joy, it can also be…Details
It is not uncommon for the lay person to view a sex addict as narcissistic, assuming the individual is focused only on self with a heightened sense of worth. In reality, however, the narcissist is one who tends to use this approach as a defense mechanism to protect the individual against powerful feelings of unworthiness…Details
Ask any animal lover and they’ll tell you that pets can help you heal nearly any hurt. But ask a scientist and you might be surprised to receive the same answer! Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT), and Animal-Assisted Activities (AAA) have gained some attention from researchers due to the positive (or is that “pawsitive”) outcomes reported. While…Details
Choosing to go into an addiction treatment program is one of the most important, most difficult, and potentially most life-altering decisions you will ever make. Taking the first step towards treatment takes a lot of courage, and treatment itself takes dedication and hard work. The rewards of successful addiction treatment, however, make all the effort…Details
First thing in the morning, as the sun rises, Justin Roll meditates on his front porch. With his focus sharp and his mind calm, he heads to The Ranch, where he serves as a primary therapist in the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery, the men’s sex addiction program.