Depression is the most common non-motor symptom of Parkinson’s disease, but a new study from Northwestern University suggests that this symptom is rarely treated in Parkinson’s patients. The study was published in July 2014 in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease.
Workaholism and alcoholism have a lot more in common than just similar names. They can have many of the same characteristics, such as feeling unable to control your behavior and neglecting other areas of your life. And they can cause many of the same consequences, such as loss of sleep and relationship conflicts. Fortunately, there’s…Details
People affected by sex addiction frequently engage in sex-related thoughts, fantasies and/or actions that can significantly degrade the quality of their relationships, including the relationships they maintain with their spouses and intimate partners. In turn, the spouses and intimate partners of sex-addicted individuals may feel a pressing need to seek help in dealing with their…Details
Tennessee is one of 12 states that require drug testing of welfare applicants, but initial figures reveal that after six months of the new rules, only a tiny fraction of welfare applicants have tested positive for drugs. Of course, whether or not people struggling with addiction should be discounted from welfare is a political issue,…Details
Recent findings from an American research team indicate that doctors may underdiagnose cases of borderline personality disorder (BPD) and overdiagnose cases of bipolar disorder, a second severe mental health condition that has certain features in common with BPD. Doctors and researchers are well aware that borderline personality disorder and bipolar disorder share an overlapping set…Details
Sexual addiction should be classified alongside gambling addiction and other behavioral addictions, according to a new study published in the journal Comprehensive Psychiatry. These results could help the disorder gain the official recognition it is currently lacking. The new study, led by Dr. Joseph M. Farré of the Hospital Universitari Quirón-Dexeus in Barcelona, Spain, compared…Details
For just about everyone, routine provides a sense of stability and promotes achievement. For the person with bipolar disorder, maintaining a daily routine can be a vital strategy to normalize mood. By contrast, days filled with surprises can trigger bipolar episodes. Following a daily schedule is so helpful that an entire therapy has been built…Details
We now understand that people suffering from eating disorders do not have to fit the severely underweight stereotype associated with anorexia nervosa. Unfortunately, this means that it can be even more difficult to recognize and properly diagnose people who are suffering from these potentially life-threatening illnesses. One of the most insidious realities that we have…Details
The presence of alexithymia (a poor ability to identify emotions or tell the difference between various emotional states) may help predict a reduced quality of life in people affected by alcoholism, according to new findings from a multinational team of researchers.
It seems there truly is an app for everything, including those designed just for people struggling with addiction. Whether you are trying to moderate your drinking, overcome a food addiction, avoid relapse in recovery or are even attempting to curb a smartphone addiction, there is an app for you. Research into how effective these apps…Details