Researchers from the United Kingdom’s Queen’s University Belfast examined the impact that long-term exposure to intimate partner violence has on the mental health of older women and concluded that affected older women have increased risks for depression as well as increased risks for certain other forms of mental illness.
A self-compassionate attitude can help offset the influence of shame and rumination that often plague recovering sex addicts, a new study finds.
“My anorexia has given me an identity,” Dave Charma says. “I wasn’t cool or sporty at school, but now I am Mr. Manorexic.”
The presence of severe PTSD symptoms may effectively double a woman’s chances of developing the blood sugar disorder known as Type 2 diabetes, a group of researchers from several U.S. institutions has concluded.
People affected by sex addiction (also known as hypersexuality or compulsive sexual behavior) have a significantly dysfunctional relationship to sexual activity. In a study published in 2014 in the journal Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity, researchers from the University of North Texas assessed the role that spirituality and religiosity play in the likelihood that young adults…Details
Thinspiration and pro-ana are terms describing a disturbing trend online and especially on social media that involves supporting people in developing eating disorders. Type either term into a search engine and you will find any number of sites, social media groups, chat rooms and forums dedicated to members supporting each other in the quest to…Details
Sex addiction is a true behavioral addiction, and it is one that people battle every day. If you are struggling to control your impulses when it comes to sexual behaviors, you may need to get professional help. The good news about sex addiction treatment is that many experts believe that you can recover from it.…Details
Now that four states and the District of Columbia have passed referendums legalizing marijuana, the obvious question is: who’s next?
A frequent response to suicide is to call the act of ending one’s life selfish. A person who commits suicide, this line of reasoning goes, only ultimately cares about him or herself at the expense of family and friends who are left to grieve in the wake of a horrible tragedy. By the same logic,…Details
A new study finds that 43 percent of American counties do not have a doctor credentialed to prescribe buprenorphine, a drug used in the treatment of heroin and other opioid addictions.