Similar Brain Activity Seen in Behavioral Addiction, Substance Addiction and Obesity

When in the presence of food, people affected by obesity demonstrate similar brain activity as that of people addicted to substances, researchers report. Obesity is a physical condition defined by a relative body weight high enough to pose serious risks to health and well-being. Rates of this condition are increasing throughout the U.S. and across…

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What Predicts Self-Harm in People With Borderline Personality Disorder?

The majority of people affected by borderline personality disorder (BPD) engage in a form of self-harm known as non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI). Underlying reasons for this behavior can vary widely from person to person. In a study published in the journal Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotional Dysregulation, researchers examined the factors that help predict non-suicidal self-injury…

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