Walk into the home of a seasoned alcoholic and you may notice dishes that haven’t been washed, stacks of newspapers, piles of dirty clothes and general disarray. The overflow of clutter, unopened mail and belongings suggests one of the conditions that have come into the public eye in recent years: hoarding.
New findings from a team of Australian researchers indicate that women with anorexia may continue to experience anxiety even when they gain back weight during the treatment process.
Depression and substance abuse occurring in the same person is not uncommon. Imagine that you feel depressed. Take your saddest day, your worst and most hopeless mood and multiply it by 10 and then extend it for weeks and weeks. That will give you an idea of what it feels like to have depression. Now,…Details
Growing up, many people learned that they could think and plan their way out of any problem. It gave them a sense of control and convinced them they could protect themselves from failure or pain. And in some ways, this talent for rational analysis had benefits. But what happens when you can’t stop thinking and…Details
Sometimes the women and men seeking sex addiction treatment at The Ranch learn that we use equine therapy as part of our healing regimen, and they wonder what they heck riding horses has to do with their particular problem. They ask, “How will traipsing around the woods on the back of a 1,000 pound animal…Details
It’s hard to think of the holidays without thinking of food and lots of it. During this season, there is plenty of togetherness for families, friends and coworkers and just about every get-together is centered around food. More food is prepared, provided and shared than anyone needs. For many people, it’s a time for extreme…Details
Being a parent can be trying on a good day, crazy-making on a bad one. Even the wisest, most emotionally mature, fully actualized Zen master armed with every possible warm nurturing instinct can at some point drop the mantle of infinite calm and morph into the Incredible Hulk when dealing with rambunctious kids or surly…Details
We all know kids who are “picky eaters” — the boy who will eat only hot dogs or the girl who refuses to eat anything but chicken nuggets in the shape of dinosaurs. We also know that kids will usually outgrow this behavior. But what about adults with strange eating habits? There’s the guy in…Details
New findings from a team of American scientists point to underlying genetic factors as a probable explanation for co-occurring symptoms of bulimia and alcohol abuse/alcoholism in Caucasian-American and African-American women.
Methcathinone, also known as cat, Charlie or Jeff, is both a natural substance and one that can be created synthetically. It is related to the drugs called bath salts as well as to amphetamine and methamphetamine. It is a dangerous and harmful stimulant. Methcathinone side effects can be painful and lasting, and abuse of this…Details