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Eating disorders affect nearly 30 million people in the United States, but only a small percentage of individuals seek help in overcoming their unhealthy eating behaviors.

Some people affected by major depression—one of the world’s most common mental health issues—also develop diagnosable symptoms of psychosis, a problem more commonly associated with schizophrenia. The overlapping of these symptoms is sometimes referred to as psychotic depression or psychosis depression. Doctors use a number of methods to test for the presence of this highly […]

Since most of us aren’t familiar with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), it can terrify us when someone we’re close to suddenly exhibits its shocking symptoms. Studies show the lifetime incidence of IED is somewhere between 4% and 6%, which suggests most of us have been exposed to someone with the disorder at some point in […]

The differences between the symptoms of depression and the symptoms of manic depression are significant. Though they share some commonalities, the critical difference between the two is the manic episodes experienced by those with manic depression, known also as bipolar disorder.

The holidays can be a difficult time for everyone, but are you actually struggling with a major depressive disorder that may require care from a mood treatment center? Nearly all people have some level of stress or sadness during the holidays. There is time with difficult family members, large amounts of money needed for presents […]

When an alcoholic stops drinking, they may experience a number of disturbing alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Chemical dependency creates a physiological need for the drug being abused, and when fresh supplies of that drug are no longer available, it can cause a tremendous physical and emotional shock to the system.

Medication for borderline personality disorder affects each patient differently, so it is important to be aware of the possible side effects that you may encounter. Be sure to ask your doctor about any medications that should not be taken in combination with medication for borderline personality disorder and keep track of any side effects that […]

Getting sober can be a difficult journey, and one of the most valuable tools you can make use of along the way is an open mind. Learning about Toltec wisdom might sound a little esoteric when all you want to do is get clean, but these practices can be a key aspect of a fulfilling, […]

Depression is an ugly monster. It overtakes lives, shrouding sufferers in shadow. It intensifies any and all underlying psychological and physiological conditions. As a result, it can be a beast to treat.

By Karen Brownd, CSAT, Director of the Center for Relationship and Sexual Recovery and Associate Clinical Director at The Ranch Recent accusations of sexual misconduct by celebrities have led to unprecedented revelations of sexual harassment, misconduct and abuse, and questions about the difference between sex addiction vs. sex offender. Many men in prominent positions have […]