Eating disorders can be one of the most difficult types of obsessive-compulsive conditions to overcome, as those who are diagnosed with anorexia or bulimia are often so deeply enmeshed in the food-phobic worlds they have constructed for themselves that they can no longer remember that a different way of life exists.
We rarely hear about the war in the news these days, but our nation’s service men and women continue to feel the effects. According to recent reports, mental health problems are now the top reason for military hospitalizations (surpassing pregnancy and childbirth).
Hard work is always encouraged, but too much of anything is never good. According to a recent article researchers have now developed a scale to determine if a person is a workaholic.
For women surrounded by images of Victoria Secret models and Sports Illustrated swimsuit goddesses, the pressure to not feel okay about your own physical appearance is intense. And, in case we think the whole body image issue is being over-analyzed, consider British superstar singer Adele who recently out-sold Michael Jackson’s prior record sales mark. The…Details
Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) say students with symptoms of depression have different tendencies using the Internet than those with no signs of depression, according to a recent news article.
Lisa Ballard is a born problem solver. Show her a tough math problem or complex computer question and she’ll have the solution. Need help planning a wholesome meal that heals the body, she’s got a plan. Bring her someone struggling with addiction, trauma or other mental health issues, and she’ll evaluate the whole person until…Details
Alcohol is a toxin that affects anyone who consumes it, but it definitely affects women even more than it does men. Because women and men metabolize at different rates it takes less alcohol for women to feel the effects of alcohol, but research also says that the long-term effects of alcohol use are also greater…Details
Women who have a history of being exposed to violence are more liable to take risks sexually. This is according to a study published in the journal The Psychology of Violence. The violence can be any type, from abuse experienced within the family, to witnessing a violent act in the neighborhood.
Those who suffer from depression often are prescribed with medication to treat their condition, but find that their symptoms may need an extra boost through an additional treatment form. Some options are therapy or the use of physical exertion to boost mood.
Anorexia nervosa is a disorder surrounded by stigma and misunderstanding. For many years, it has been falsely understood as a lifestyle choice favored by white middle class teenagers. Instead, the disorder is experienced by both genders, all races and across all economic levels.