Sleep apnea is the general medical term for a pair of conditions – called obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea – that produce dangerous disruptions in the normal breathing patterns of sleeping people. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurs much more frequently than central sleep apnea, and roughly half of all U.S. combat veterans affected…Details
It makes a lot of sense, but it’s an area that is a little-known truth: people who suffer from chronic pain have concerns about how they’ll be treated by their healthcare providers. A study by the National Pain Foundation found that more than half (52 percent) of chronic pain sufferers worry that their pharmacist will…Details
Eating disorders, to those who have never been impacted by one, may seem trivial. It’s about losing weight and wanting to look better, right? The truth is that eating disorders are devastating mental disorders. In fact, anorexia nervosa causes more fatalities than any other psychiatric disorder.
Some mental health problems tend to show up together. For example, it is not uncommon for people dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to also struggle with substance abuse. Alcoholism is a problem for around 30 percent of people with PTSD. Dealing with both problems at the same time has been considered risky because the…Details
By Edie Weinstein, MSW Most people affected by addiction in some way are familiar with the spiritual wisdom of traditional 12-step recovery programs known as the Serenity Prayer: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”Details
Eating disorders are very serious. When compared to all types of mental illnesses, eating disorders are implicated in the greatest number of deaths. An eating disorder is a condition related to mental and emotional health, but its impacts affect the entire body. The only way to get better and to ensure that your disordered eating…Details
Disordered eating is an issue of mental health, addiction and physical health. Close to 24 million Americans struggle with an eating disorder and more people die from one than any other mental illness. Young women are especially susceptible to developing an eating disorder, but it can impact anyone of any age. By becoming familiar with…Details
Love addiction can consume a person’s life and create ongoing emotional chaos. But like other addictions it can be overcome through careful therapy and treatment.
Kennedy’s mother had left her when she was only a baby, and she’d never known her father. It was her grandmother who’d raised her, and as a little girl she’d clung to her. Her grandmother was a stout woman who always wore pink. She loved to garden and had a religious air about her. She…Details
High-risk drug/medication use is a term that describes a pattern of drug or medication intake that substantially increases the chances that a person will experience a seriously negative substance-related health outcome. In addition to diagnosable abuse or addiction, the most prominent potential negative outcome is overdose. In a study published in March 2014 in the…Details