There is a high level of co-morbidity among those who have alcohol use disorders, involving other types of mental disorders. Many who struggle with alcohol are also diagnosed with disorders like depression and anxiety.
A May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing published an article which pointed to insufficient family support during times of stress as a causal effect in the development of eating disorders. The University of Minnesota study was based on interviews with 26 females and one male (ages 17-64 years) currently receiving treatment for eating…Details
New research shows that activity in the brain region associated with rewards can now predict if the person will gain weight or engage in sexual activity within the upcoming six months. The nucleus accumbens is buried deep in our brain and has been associated with both addiction and pleasure.
Jeff Jackson’s work at The Ranch has brought his life full circle. He grew up on a cattle ranch in Texas, and has “come home” to the same peaceful setting at The Ranch. Riding horses and making music were cherished parts of his youth, and now he leads equestrian groups and music therapy sessions with…Details
In recognition of its highly individualized, client-centered care and innovative treatments for addictions and co-occurring mental health disorders, The Ranch has earned accreditation from CARF.Details
How a woman deals with negative memories can make her prone to depression, according to a new study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ineffective ways of coping with memories of old traumas include trying to suppress them or doing the opposite – thinking about them over and over again.
Yoga enthusiasts have long made bold claims about the benefits to be gained through its practice. At long last the medical world may be ready to back up some of those claims with facts. More Americans than ever before are struggling with some sort of mood sensitivity such as depression or anxiety. At the same…Details
There’s one single moment in every drug addict’s daily life that evokes a stark invasion of raw emotion. While for most, the simple act of waking up is the first spark of daily energy, this brief moment for a drug addict is commonly rife with dread, fear and shame. Where am I? How did I…Details
Childhood trauma, such as physical or sexual abuse by a parent, can lead to negative mood regulation in adulthood, according to a new study published in the journal Psychological Trauma. Survivors of childhood trauma are also at a higher risk for having more severe symptoms of posttraumatic stress syndrome if such disorders occur after they…Details
Whether you eat too much or too little may depend on neurological circuitry in your brain, according to a new study from Harvard Medical School.