Borderline personality disorder (BPD) and major depression are highly interactive conditions, a new study from Harvard University-affiliated McLean Hospital finds. Specifically, the presence of BPD hinders a timely recovery from major depression, while, conversely, the presence of major depression hinders a timely recovery from borderline personality disorder, researchers say.
The science of infidelity is still in its infancy, but recent studies have suggested that genetic factors may partly explain why some people are more likely than others to cheat on their romantic partners. However, genetic factors are never the only factors when it comes to human behavior, and these recent research results by no…Details
A recent study from Rutgers University explores why people react to personal setbacks or negative news in different ways at different times. A setback, such as a bad grade on a test or a negative performance review at work, sometimes inspires people to work harder and improve on their results. Other times, equally disappointing news…Details
Any person who finds herself the victim of adultery has a number of painful decisions to make. Those decisions become even more numerous, painful and difficult when children are involved. In this situation, the question of whether to stay with the partner who cheated on you is not just about your well-being, but also about…Details
We often assume that binge drinking is a problem associated with young people—the underage millennials guzzling Four Lokos—but in reality, deaths from alcohol poisoning are more common in older men, according to CDC data. It seems we have been putting too much emphasis on the problem of excessive drinking among youth and missing the true…Details
Are there any shortcuts to sobriety? While you can go through a medicated detox and come out the other end in sobriety, can you really be in recovery with a shortcut like that? Maybe, but probably not for long. True sobriety and real recovery take time. If you want to consider shortcuts, be informed, but…Details
There are many risks and dangers associated with substance abuse: brain damage, addiction, cancer and others. What most people don’t consider when they first start using is that they are putting themselves at risk for death by suicide. It is the hidden risk of substance abuse and it is a terrifying thought. If you knew…Details
Adjusting to college life is difficult under the best of circumstances, but for young adults prone to mental or emotional disorders, navigating college can be overwhelming. If your child has struggled with mental health issues in the past, it’s important to select a school that offers accessible, affordable mental health support and to have a…Details
New findings from an American research team indicate that the amount and type of emphasis you place on the past, present or future can significantly influence your chances of experiencing diagnosable substance problems or other harmful outcomes of substance use.
Are you addicted to shopping? If you’ve asked yourself this, you need to stop and consider what role shopping and spending play in your life. Shopping addiction, also known as compulsive shopping or compulsive buying disorder, is a type of behavioral addiction that is similar in many ways to drug addiction. Shopping may still be…Details