One major challenge for individuals with a mental disorder is functioning in social situations. For individuals who meet criteria for disorders like anxiety, depression or any other mental health issue, there are cognitive functions that are impaired and may significantly impact the ability to interact with others and build healthy relationships.
Regardless of whether a person struggles with an eating disorder that involves too little food (anorexia) or too much food (bulimia or binge-eating), the physical ramifications of the disease can be horrific. In addition, eating disorders can be just as devastating to a person’s emotional and mental health. Eating disorders stem from emotional un-wellness, but…Details
New research indicates that having multiple sexual partners leads to an increased risk of becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. The effect is true for men and women, but more so for the latter. The researchers speculate that there may be several explanations for the connection, among them impulsivity, which can increase risky behavior of…Details
Feeling alone and discouraged? Are your recovery efforts not going as well as you’d like? Do you feel as if you could really use some kind and supportive words for encouragement and motivation? If so, you’re not alone. Every person in recovery could use a few encouraging words from time to time – some, more…Details
Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a relatively new psychotherapeutic weapon for counselors to aim at eating disorders. CBT has been around for a number of years, but its effectiveness at meeting the tremendous challenges eating disorders present has only recently been recognized. In relatively short order, CBT has become the gold standard treatment for…Details
There are significant challenges to overcome when recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction, and the process of rehabilitation is often life-long. Many residential treatment facilities offer programs designed for both kinds of addiction, and there are also many non-residential treatment options for both alcohol and drug addicts. While the processes of recovery from these…Details
Telling someone with anxiety to “just relax” is like telling someone with depression to “cheer up.” Anxiety disorders affect about 40 million American adults (or about 18% of the population) in a given year,causing them to be filled with fearfulness and uncertainty, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A person with anxiety is…Details
In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale have looked into how the public judges people with an addiction to food.
Addiction is a disease of both mind and body. It makes people do things they never thought they would: neglect their loved ones, lose their jobs, drop out of school, lie, cheat, and even steal or hurt others to get their drug. Addicts destroy lives and often die because of their addiction.
Leaky gut syndrome is an unofficial term used to describe a collection of symptoms that center on damage in the lining of the large intestine. This damage apparently gives undigested food particles and toxins access to the bloodstream by producing minute gaps in the intestinal wall. While there is controversy regarding some of the purported…Details