What Is An Eating Disorder?

There is no singular definition of eating disorder. Simply put, ‘eating disorder’ is a term used to describe eating patterns and perspectives around food and body that would be classified as abnormal and usually detrimental. Nearly all cases have imbedded within them a certain mental obsession with food and eating, and a physical compulsion to…

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How To Approach Multiple Addictions

What many non-addicts often struggle to understand is that addiction is never about the drug of choice itself. On the surface it would appear that alcoholism or sex addiction stemmed from an intense love of alcohol or sex. This is hardly the case. Addiction represents a deep and unattainable craving-a mental, physical, and spiritual longing.…

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Bipolar Disorder and Substance Abuse

Bipolar disorder, a serious psychiatric condition sometimes referred to as “Manic Depression”, is aptly named due to the “bipolar opposite” of the extreme moods. Most individuals with bipolar disorder experience mood swings that range from extreme manic highs to severely depressed lows. The disorder can be diagnosed after just one manic episode and no depressive…

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Low Self-Esteem Linked to Depression

Low self-esteem and depression both fill a mind with negative thoughts. Beliefs about oneself form the self-esteem either positively or negatively. Negative experiences with others may greatly influence the low self-esteem someone develops. Depression, rather, is a psychological and physical disorder that stems from within, but can be influenced by self-esteem.