Anyone who’s done much web-surfing seeking information about treatment options for addictions or other psychiatric diagnoses has seen these three little letters: CBT. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a treatment modality that is widely used and has gained much respect and acceptance by both treatment professionals and clients, mostly due to its reputation for…Details
Most of us are familiar with many of the popular sites for social networking that may include photo postings such as Facebook. However, some social blogging networks like Tumblr are taking a stand to block pro-anorexia photos and blogs.
Members of Parliament in the UK from a cross-party group believe the schools should teach mandatory lessons about body image. Children already have so much peer pressure because of the unrealistic body images presented in the media, with celebrities and advertising campaigns that it’s not just peer pressure anymore, according to Medical News Today.
Bipolar disorder is a mental health condition which affects roughly one percent of the American population. The condition typically manifests as intense emotional mood swings ranging from hyper energetic episodes known as mania to bouts of low energy and depression. Despite the fact that so many people are living with the disorder, bipolar remains a…Details
Soldiers returning from deployment receive psychological screenings to try to determine whether various mental syndromes, such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may require treatment. Even with the screenings, however, many soldiers do not disclose their problems in order to protect their advancement in their military careers.
The headline is pretty startling, but it’s nothing we should be very surprised at, given the prevalence of news accounts of drug use on the rise all across America. Still, the comprehensive study undertaken by Quest Diagnostics Health Trends reveals some sobering statistics that should raise red flags – and lead to more careful monitoring…Details
Treating an eating disorder can be very complicated. The relapse rate is very high, and those who finish treatment often find that before long they are caught in a cycle of treatment and relapse. A patient who seeks help in recovering may have been suffering from an eating disorder for many years before admitting to…Details
After a tragedy, such as witnessing violence or experiencing it oneself, it is not unusual for an individual to develop a condition called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Characterized by fear, anxiety and frequent flashbacks, the condition often makes it very challenging for those with severe cases to function in normal life.
There is widespread national concern about the obesity epidemic. In schools children are taught about healthy eating and exercise habits and in some families the practice of cooking with only natural, organic ingredients becomes almost a religion.
Ever have the feeling like you’re being tossed about, experiencing an emotional cartwheel from one minute to the next? When you’re in recovery, usually in the first few days and weeks of newfound sobriety, this may be especially perplexing. But the truth of the matter is that doubt and confusion can continue for many months.…Details