woman drinking and struggling with a personality disorder and alcoholism

Personality Disorder, Alcoholism Put Opioid Addicts at Increased Risk of Death

People with opioid addiction or opioid abuse have increased chances of dying when they also have co-existing problems with alcohol use disorder or a personality disorder, according to recent findings from a team of British researchers. Broadly speaking, people affected by opioid use disorder (diagnosable opioid abuse and/or addiction) have higher chances of dying prematurely…

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy Effective Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder

In a study published in December 2014 in the Journal of Eating Disorders, a team of Canadian and American researchers examined the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a binge eating disorder treatment; the researchers also explored the underlying factors that may account for DBT’s usefulness, including an improved ability to control the emotions…