Impulsivity is the term mental health professionals use to describe a personality trait that centers on a habit of acting without giving due consideration to the consequences of one’s choices. Current research links unusually high levels of this trait to increased risks for a number of serious problems, including suicidal behavior and morbid obesity. In…Details
Recovery Ranch Director Karen Brownd Talks About Sex and Love Addiction, ‘Bad Boys,’ Eroticized Rage with RTE Radio
Karen Brownd, director of Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery at the Recovery Ranch, spoke recently about sex, love and relationship addiction on the Mooney Show with Shay Byrne on RTE Radio. The program kicked off with a recap of pop star Rihanna’s destructive relationship with Chris Brown.
Alston liked to say that his chronic marijuana use was the only thing that could help him relax. Imagining quitting was simply not an option for him; how else would he be able to unwind or even sleep? Whenever he got together with his buddies, they bonded around the experience of smoking – the breaking…Details
Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) is one of 10 personality-based conditions defined by the American Psychiatric Association as mental health disorders. People with NPD have a noted lack of ability to feel compassion or empathy, combined with a noted excess of self-regard. Current research indicates that these outward signs of a narcissistic personality are reflections of…Details
Stephanie Fultz joins The Ranch as its Clinical Outreach Coordinator. Nunnelly, TN (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 – The Ranch treatment center in Tennessee welcomes Stephanie Fultz as its Clinical Outreach Coordinator. Since March, Fultz has been a local resource for clinicians, treatment centers and families in the state of Tennessee, who are searching for assistance…Details
Food addiction is an unofficial term used to describe a relationship to food and eating that essentially mirrors the drug- or alcohol-related behaviors found in people affected by substance addictions. While the condition is not recognized by the highly influential American Psychiatric Association, significant evidence support its existence. According to the results of a new…Details
It can be difficult to function normally in life when faced with bipolar disorder. The challenge intensifies when bipolar is mixed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. When depressive symptoms emerge, the individual’s quality of life is affected.
Experts say that of all mental disorders, anorexia is potentially the most deadly. Despite attempts at therapy, many cases have been impervious to treatment. A new exploratory technique may help those suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant anorexia.
We all experience aches and pains. For some of us, however, the pain doesn’t go away. Chronic pain, whether it’s caused by cancer, arthritis or another condition, changes the way you live life. It can be difficult for you to work, enjoy activities you used to love, or even get out of bed in the…Details
Bipolar disorder is a significant challenge for the person suffering from the illness. This is a condition that will need to be managed long-term and the cycles of ups and downs, especially before the disorder is diagnosed and treated, can be disheartening. However, bipolar disorder never affects only the person directly involved. It always touches…Details