New research from a group of American scientists indicates that women with bipolar disorder experience notable menstrual cycle-related mood alterations, even when they receive effective treatment for their condition.
According to new research published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, a pattern of methamphetamine or amphetamine abuse/addiction can seriously increase the risks for the onset of Parkinson’s disease, an incurable, degenerative neurological disorder that ultimately produces debilitating changes in the ability to control muscle movement. Amphetamine and methamphetamine are two powerful, chemically-related stimulant…Details
Experts believe that our personalities, our childhoods and our adolescent experiences and even evolution influence how likely we are to commit infidelity. In addition to these influences, some research suggests that our beliefs about infidelity attitudes and practices among our friends and society at large play an important role in our own decisions about whether…Details
In combination with ongoing stress exposure, anger helps explain the damaging mental health impacts of living through a natural disaster, a team of Australian researchers report in a recent study.
Eating disorders alone are serious illnesses, but when they co-occur with substance abuse, the stakes are raised even higher. Research tells us that close to half of the people struggling with an eating disorder are also abusing substances. This is a rate of substance abuse that is about five times higher than in the general…Details
People with PTSD may relive their traumatic experiences because they overgeneralize their memories, according to recent findings from a group of American researchers.
Use of the smokeless tobacco product snus can sharply increase the chances that an adult will develop alcoholism by the time he or she reaches middle age, according to new research findings from a team of Swedish scientists. Consumption of nicotine/tobacco in the form of cigarettes is firmly linked to increased odds for the eventual…Details
Overexposure to pornography and addiction to pornography can have a number of serious consequences. More and more men are finding that among those consequences is a loss of interest in sexual activity with real-life partners and often a lack of ability to perform during sexual encounters.
Most of us have had someone in our lives who stirs up trouble. Think of the co-worker who undermines colleagues. Or the parent who’s the master of emotional blackmail, alternately giving, then taking away love and approval. Or the perpetually hostile ex-wife who keeps dragging her former husband back into court.
Stepping into the real world after rehab feels a bit like riding a bike and taking the training wheels off for the first time. We feel shaky and uncertain. We feel afraid that we might fall and unsure of our own ability to live without the crutch of a drink or a drug.