Even while previewing seemingly harmless sites on the Internet – such as cooking or exercising – millions of people can get strange pop-up requests with requests to “cyber.” For those that reply with a “yes,” they may be introduced – and potentially hooked, and then consumed – on cybersex, part of the “unspecified” sexual disorders…Details
Can spending time with a horse help release some of the core issues associated with eating disorders? Some experts, like Gina Kolata, author of “Rethinking Thin,” believe so. Equine therapy has been used successfully for substance abuse addictions, and may soon enter the field of eating disorder treatments with a strong presence.
“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.” – Samuel Johnson, English author, poet, essayist, lexicographer (1709-1784) Think of looking at something that’s off in the distance. You feel safe, because you are far removed from its presence and not affected by its action or inaction. Your eye transmits the image…Details
If you are the spouse of someone with an Internet pornography addiction, your self-worth has probably suffered. Wives and lovers will often blame themselves for their partner’s sexual addiction problem. Spouses will compare their own bodies to the unreasonably perfect images the porn addict is viewing online. As there is no way that anyone could…Details
Eating disorders are often believed to be an adolescent disease, affecting only girls in their teen years and striking mostly white females in higher socioeconomic neighborhoods. In recent years, however, many other population groups are showing that they, too, suffer from eating disorders. Children are increasingly being diagnosed with eating disorders, and males of all…Details
Lack of sleep can give us headaches, make us grouchy and can even leave us feeling drunk. What many don’t know is that lack of sleep can also cause a sense of euphoria that can cloud our judgment and reasoning ability. According to researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, this euphoria and lack of…Details
For some who consume alcohol and then drive a car, a recent study says that genetics may be partly to blame for the life-endangering behavior. While the study findings certainly don’t serve as an excuse for the behavior, they may encourage more studies into the reasons people repeat crimes like drunk driving.
With so many young girls developing eating disorders in the United States, it can leave parents wondering whether or not there is a problem plaguing their own daughters. The reality is that there are symptoms that are noticeable and can give parents a heads-up that there is something going on with their little girl.
Though the causes for sexual compulsivity are many and multi-faceted, some research suggests that people with sexual addictions and dysfunctional behaviors toward sex grew up in households where a parent abused alcohol.
If you’re working way too many hours, you might be in danger of becoming a workaholic. What started off as an admirable effort to get ahead may have become a progressively time-consuming and obsessive compulsion that veers into the area of work addiction. How do you know if you are a workaholic? Here are some…Details