Self-reporting survey methods sometimes lead to serious underestimation of drinking levels in several population groups, according to new findings from a team of Australian researchers.
An experimental procedure known as deep brain stimulation (DBS) has shown promise as a treatment for severe anorexia nervosa. DBS is currently an approved treatment procedure for essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and obsessive-compulsive disorder, but it is being studied as a treatment for anorexia, chronic pain and certain affective disorders.
Common wisdom suggests that addicts who refuse to get help are in denial about the depth of their problem. Or, their self-esteem has been damaged to the point that they don’t believe they are capable of stopping their self-destructive behavior. Or perhaps they have just given up and are using their addiction as a slow…Details
Older adults may be at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a serious fall, according to recent research from the department of psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.
Infidelity hurts. It ruins relationships. It devastates your sense of trust, loyalty and true love. When it happens, you just want to know why. Only your spouse can really answer that, and even he may struggle to tell you exactly why he did it. The best way to heal from infidelity is to see a…Details
As an adult, you may feel that consuming alcoholic beverages is your right. Drinking helps you relax. It lowers your inhibitions and helps you feel connected to others in social circles. You admit that you sometimes drink a little more than you should, but who hasn’t? Everyone you know has overindulged on one or more…Details
Being an enabler of an addict means supporting the addiction rather than the addict. You might think that you’re helping the person you love, but you’re really just helping him remain an addict and avoid making positive changes. Chief enablers in families are the ones who are doing the most damage, even when they mean…Details
Women who struggled with disordered eating during adolescence may suffer negative socioeconomic consequences during their early adulthood, according to a new study from the University of Utah.
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Anyone with friends or family who have experienced insomnia should be aware of a startling new study that may signal impending danger.
Are you the type of person to have an affair? Is there even a “type” of person who is more likely to cheat on a partner? Well, the answer appears to be a little bit yes and a little bit no. Here are a few of the factors that make someone statistically more likely to…Details