“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” – Confucius, ancient Chinese philosopher, thinker, teacher, and founder of the Ru school of Chinese thought (551-479 BCE) When we think about the word “gusto,” we automatically conjure up images of food. But the word really implies a joy of living, a full-hearted embracing of action. Gusto…Details
Since a person is multi-dimensional, doesn’t it make sense that treatment of a person’s illness could be enhanced when delivered using a multi-dimensional approach – particularly if the illness manifests on more than one level? That was the idea behind recent research that tested various methodologies for the treatment of pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder.
If you felt depressed, would you tell your doctor during your next appointment? Most people say no. That question and its answer are being discussed among mental health professionals across the country.
In a situation few spouses openly address, many are suffering in silence as their partner lives with sexual addiction or a condition like intimacy anorexia. Both can mean deep physical and emotional deprivation with serious consequences for a spouse – but recovery is possible, with many experts continuing to emphasize the need for both partners…Details
Pioneer in Integrative Medicine from The Ranch Offers Strategies for Treatment of Binge Eating Disorder and Obesity
A staggering number of people are struggling with obesity and binge eating disorder. According to the eating disorder specialists at The Ranch (Tennessee) rehabilitation center, now more than ever it is critical for health care providers and treatment professionals to be familiar with how to diagnose and effectively treat these conditions. On October 21, from…Details
By Meghan Vivo Interventions have introduced the concept of recovery to millions of addicts, but they’re also a life-saving tool for those suffering from eating disorders. While it is true that eating disorders are different illnesses than addiction, the intervention process can be remarkably similar. Like addiction interventions, eating disorder interventions involve family and friends…Details
“Push yourself again and again. Don’t give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.” – Larry Bird, former American NBA basketball player and coach, Basketball Hall of Fame player who played for the Boston Celtics, widely considered one of the greatest all-around basketball players in the history of the game (born 1956).
Anorexia nervosa is very difficult to treat. Patients often struggle to maintain healthy eating choices after finishing treatment and relapse easily. The danger of relapse is significant: Of all mental disorders, anorexia has the highest death rate, higher than either schizophrenia or depression.
Sex is a natural, healthy part of relationships, but it is also a major cause of relapse among the newly sober. For some, unhealthy sexual behaviors and relationship patterns are cross-addictions that fully emerge once drugs and alcohol are out of the picture. For others, one soured relationship can trigger a surge of dysfunctional thoughts…Details
Women who are pregnant who and who also have post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSS) suffer more severe symptoms than others do, including nightmares, irritability, and insomnia. Now a new study finds that a mother’s PTSS can adversely affect her baby.