People diagnosed with gambling disorder have an addiction to participating in one or more types of gambling activity. Specialists commonly refer to this non-substance-related condition as a form of behavioral addiction. In a study published in April 2014 in the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, researchers from Canada’s University of Toronto investigated the…Details
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious and complex anxiety disorder that can affect anyone who experiences or even witnesses a traumatizing event. Major depressive disorder (MDD) is exactly what it sounds like – more than mild depression, it is long-term depression that interferes with a person’s ability to carry on a normal life. When…Details
Addicted to love? Sounds good, right? After all, love and physical intimacy provide some of the most satisfying experiences in life. But addiction to love or sex can be destructive in ways similar to other types of addiction, reports sex therapist Alexandra Katehakis, in PsychCentral.
by Carolyn Hughes Have you ever wondered why abuse victims stay silent? Or why families keep secrets that are passed down through generations? Here’s my story of how two major events in my own childhood were never discussed and why I eventually chose to break the silence.Details
At one time, a person had to travel to Atlantic City or Las Vegas in order to participate in heavy-duty gambling. Today, gambling is available almost everywhere. Many states allow casinos and sell lottery tickets. Fantasy football and casino-style gaming can be accessed online 24/7. This means that it is easier than ever to develop…Details
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is an illness characterized by stormy relationships, low self-regard and problems managing strong emotions. People with BPD are more frequently hospitalized for psychiatric care than patients with other kinds of personality disorders or those with major depression. How to successfully reduce the number of required inpatient services was the subject of…Details
Sexual addiction is like many other types of addiction. It can ruin relationships, limit academic or employment achievement and create financial difficulties. Much like a substance abuse problem or a gambling addiction, sex addiction can erode relationships with friends and family and lead to loneliness and isolation.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) affects up to 2 percent of the population, according to a team of researchers in Spain who investigated which therapies offer the greatest benefit to patients with the condition. The team systematically reviewed published studies on the most popular therapies used in treating BPD. The outcomes associated with BPD are often…Details
The pressure to be thin in modern society—especially for women—is pervasive and undeniable. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder that causes people to develop an unhealthy obsession with losing weight and being thin, often to the point of becoming dangerously underweight. However, our modern understanding of eating disorders shows us that anorexia is not a…Details
Neurobiological Basis for Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity Finally Gets Validation, Says Renowned Addiction Expert
Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S, international addiction expert, speaker, author, clinician and founder of the Sexual Recovery Institute, embraces a new brain study by the University of Cambridge that provides powerful evidence that sex addiction is a legitimate neurobiological and emotional disorder. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 – In the most extensive brain study…Details