A loss of control and power, panic, and disorders are defining emotions of trauma. Those emotions come flooding back when a victim experiences Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Through therapy, victims try to regain that sense of safety and control. But these PTSD fears are the very emotions that may be causing victims to seek their…Details
Heavy alcohol use carries a hefty price tag in so many ways. It takes a toll on overall health, damages interpersonal relationships, often results in poor work performance and its consequent impaired judgment frequently leads to other negative behaviors. Now a study shows that heavy drinking may also put a person at greater risk for…Details
Eating disorders can be characterized into three main types: anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. The characteristics of each disorder differ, but one fact remains: people who suffer from eating disorders have a higher likelihood of suffering from anxiety and depression than those who do not suffer from eating disorders. In fact, up to 80…Details
Risky behaviors such as gambling in an irresponsible manner or drinking too much alcohol at once, can lead to addiction. Not all people who engage in these types of risk taking will become addicts, of course. Some people are predisposed to addiction because of trauma, childhood neglect, family history, or even because of genetic factors.…Details
People want to “better themselves,” to “be all they can be.” And society – among its many mixed and contradictory messages – largely encourages this. Our news and entertainment media are saturated with images and arguments promoting self-betterment. Often these messages hold up impossible standards for perfection, from the trim and toned bodies and sculpted…Details
Women entering college experience multiple transitions that can influence the development of an eating disorder. The absence of meals shared with family, the sudden increase in independence and the stress of juggling academic responsibilities can create pressure that leads to disordered patterns of eating behaviors.
Both sex addiction and love addiction are understood to be disorders of emotional intimacy characterized by obsessive thoughts and compulsive acting out behaviors. The difference between these addictions lies specifically in the types of acting out behaviors which may be present. A sex addict may have a problem with pornography or repeated anonymous sexual experiences,…Details
Here’s a test. Which of the following persons is most likely to be suffering from depression?
Anyone who is old enough to remember the 1960s and the 1970s is likely to be amazed at how much attitudes about drinking and driving have changed over the past few decades. As hard as it may be to believe for those who are too young to remember, back then drinking and driving was an…Details
The ease of accessing the web may be leading users down a path of depression.