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PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is a serious mental health condition that can manifest in anyone who experiences a traumatic or life-threatening event or situation. For several reasons, this condition has strong associations with service in the military. With this in mind, you may wonder if post-traumatic stress disorder affects male and female soldiers in […]

With many employers and schools requiring their employees to pass a drug test, more and more people are looking for a method that will remove traces of drugs from the system or mask the presence of narcotics. There are plenty of ads online and in magazines that offer methods to help you pass a drug […]

Nearly everyone has felt nervous at some point in their lives. Even seasoned singers and performers admit to still getting butterflies before they step onto the stage. But have you ever had overwhelming, racing thoughts for days before a big event? Have you ever left your shopping in the middle of a store because you […]

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) can occur in people of all ages who live through traumatic situations or events. However, young children exposed to such events/situations may not have the same reactions to trauma as older children, teenagers or adults. For this reason, guidelines from the American Psychiatric Association require doctors to use different criteria when […]

People with anorexia have a distorted body image, are typically severely underweight and are terrified of gaining an ounce, often restricting calories to the point of near starvation. Individuals with bulimia may not be underweight, but engage in a dangerous cycle of binge eating and purging. Both of these eating disorders can wreak havoc on […]

Sex addiction and love addiction are closely related behavioral disorders. However, there are key differences in the behaviors, symptoms and potential consequences. A look at the differences and similarities is helpful for understanding the underlying causes and repercussions of the two disorders.

Behavioral health experts and physicians in Australia are worried a weight-loss device now available to Aussies could trigger eating disorders. Some are likening it to medical bulimia. They rightly point out that although tackling obesity is vital, the device is treating a symptom and not the underlying causes of obesity, such as a lack of […]

By Cynthia Sass Dependent personality disorder is characterized as an excessive reliance on another person to satisfy one’s own emotional and physical needs. There is an overwhelming desire to be taken care of and, essentially, to be told what to do and how to feel about even the simplest things. Making everyday decisions is extremely […]

In the first-ever survey looking at the experiences of people in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs in Canada, 91% of those surveyed rated their quality of life was either excellent, very good or good upon entering recovery — results that provide hope for people no matter where they live in the battle […]

With the United States in the midst of an opioid epidemic and more states easing restrictions on marijuana, the subject of drug abuse and addiction has received an enormous amount of media attention in recent years. Addiction, however, has been with us for a long time. Even late into the 19th century, the problem of […]