While eating disorders may begin with preoccupations with food and weight, they are most often about much more than food.
Eating Disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder include extreme emotions, attitudes, and behaviors surrounding weight and food issues.
You’ve tried it all. You’ve lectured. You’ve given ultimatums. You’ve staged an intervention. Still, your loved one continues to spiral deeper into drug or alcohol addiction. If you didn’t care about this person so much, you’d have given up long ago. And, as much as you don’t want to give up, it feels like you’ve…Details
A major tenet of many weight-loss programs is weighing yourself daily or weekly, but can this practice put your mental health at risk? Experts say yes.
According to a new survey, almost 40 percent of Massachusetts adults know someone who has abused prescription painkillers in the past five years, and almost three-quarters say that heroin abuse is an extremely or very serious problem in the state. The rise in abuse of prescription opioids has been called an epidemic, and it is…Details
People who are struggling with disordered eating experience triggers for their illness everywhere they turn. For one thing, eating is something that people have to do multiple times every day in order to live and stay healthy, which means that disordered eaters have to face their demons with every meal. In addition, advertisements and other…Details
Current research is figuring out ways that people can be successfully treated for both post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance use disorders. It is not uncommon for these two issues to co-occur. Many people with PTSD turn to alcohol or drugs as a way to cope with the negative symptoms of PTSD: nightmares, flashbacks, intense…Details
In many ways, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s “Mississippi Grind” plays more like a documentary detailing the very real rollercoaster of gambling addiction than a drama. Gerry (Ben Mendelsohn) is a typical down-on-his luck gambling addict. He lives and dies by the game. He’s alienated his family. He lives alone with his cat and has…Details
According to many recent reports, pornography is destroying countless otherwise healthy relationships. But is it true? Porn has existed in one form or another for centuries but online porn is affecting people earlier and in more pronounced ways. Still, experts say there is a place for porn (if desired) in most modern relationships.Details
Your partner has become secretive, hiding receipts and financial statements from you. You suspect your partner of lying about where he or she has been and what he or she has been doing. Your spouse insists on separate credit cards and doesn’t want to share passwords with you. Unfortunately, all of these signs indicate that…Details