Smoking is a habit that can lead to a host of health problems. Besides increasing the risk of lung cancer and dental problems, smoking can also cause problems for those who live with the smoker. Research is increasingly highlighting the health problems that are caused by the exposure to secondhand smoke.
One of music’s all-time legends, the late Ray Charles, battled heroin addiction for many years – an addiction that many believe affected his life more than losing his eyesight ever could. Ray Charles, from his birth, faced serious challenges – including a childhood set in poverty in the racially-charged south of the 1930s, to witnessing…Details
By Rob Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S. The candid comments of an amazingly open recovering professional writing about her drug and sexual addiction history below provide meaningful insight into why many addicts, both male and female -chose to embrace drug use and sexual promiscuity rather than a life of healthy connectivity. Her words provide a intimate view…Details
A mixture of the fields of biophysics and psychology, somatic experiencing therapy, or SE, is gaining recognition for helping trauma victims recover. The therapy, borrowing strategies from the classic “fight or flight” response to trauma, is especially notable because it can be applied across the gamut – for children who have been in an accident,…Details
Over time, too much viewing of pornography can harbor surprising physical effects in younger men, says recent research. Many could be at risk of losing their physical response to sexual activity and could become impotent.
The behaviors that are characteristic of eating disorders involve a lot of planning and careful control and discipline of eating and exercise habits. Those who are diagnosed with anorexia, for example, exhibit a high level of control over their caloric intake and are very rigid in their exercise routines. Bulimia nervosa also requires a high…Details
As Public Awareness of Sexual Addiction Continues to Gain Momentum, a Leading International Expert Develops a New State-of-the-Art, Residential Program to Meet the Demand of a Growing Local, National and International Patient Population
Health care providers across the world convene each February for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. Regardless of language, culture or geography, most share the same concern – the reality that most people who suffer from eating disorders don’t seek help, and don’t get treatment, despite advances in awareness for the disease.
A not-so-new therapy is making headlines again as treatment for Bipolar Disorder and Depression. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), otherwise known as shock treatment, has actually been around since the 1930s. As new prescription drugs became available, though, ECT disappeared for awhile.
pWhile we know that binge drinking can put the physical health of the individual at risk, is there an impact on their mental health as well? Research studies have been conducted on the development of young minds and how binge drinking can interfere with this development; but what if the binge drinker is an adult?/p