The scale of Americans still going untreated for mental illnesses but wanting help reached more than half a million last year despite intended protections in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new study has found.
Eating disorders have historically been associated with pre-teen and teenage girls, but these days they are a growing problem among a much wider age range. Not only is disordered eating appearing in younger and younger children, but it is also an increasing concern among older women.
Cybersex addiction in the form of an addiction to online pornography is partly the result of a more generalized addictive relationship to media consumption, according to recent findings from a team of American researchers.
When I attended my first meeting of Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA), I thought I was there because I was a sex addict. My online activities had led to the end of my marriage, and my subsequent obsession with online dating websites had given me so many easy options that I was unable to…Details
New research finds that a young adult’s risk for dual diagnosis is linked to having a mother who smokes cigarettes and who displays an unusually low amount of parent-child attachment. In addition, the researchers concluded that children born to fathers with serious alcohol problems are also at risk for simultaneously occurring problems with substance abuse/addiction…Details
Stress is natural, and in many ways it can be good. When you’re feeling unmotivated, the stress of a deadline can help you get things done. When you’re in a dangerous situation, stress helps to get you ready to run or fight back with the “fight or flight” response. On the other hand, stress can…Details
New information from a team of researchers in Germany and the United Kingdom suggests that patients who experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA), often known as a “mini-stroke,” are at risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Denial is a common part of the addiction experience, and sex addiction is no exception. Overcoming denial and recognizing the presence of addiction is critical because this is the first step toward recovery. Denial allows us to convince ourselves that even the most out-of-control and destructive behavior is normal and manageable. People under the control…Details
People with gambling disorder have a non-substance-based behavioral addiction that manifests as seriously dysfunctional participation in at least one type of gambling activity. Current research indicates that, among those individuals seeking treatment for their condition, women typically develop gambling problems in a pattern that’s distinctly different from the pattern usually found in men. In a…Details
Activity trackers that monitor daily input and output of calories are helping many people jumpstart an exercise routine and become more active. In a society that has become increasingly inactive and overweight, activity trackers are generally considered to be a positive influence. However, activity trackers can be a risk for people living with eating disorders…Details