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The Seasons of Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are certainly not seasonal illnesses. People who suffer from these disorders do not have symptoms just a few months a year, like those who suffer from hay fever or another seasonal allergy. Nevertheless, there are times of year that are particularly sensitive or challenging for people with eating disorders, or with problematic eating […]

So You Know a Rage-aholic? Dealing with Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Contrary to popular belief, “rage-aholic” is an actual disorder that affects up to 16 million Americans, although the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders -IV refers to it as the descriptive term “intermittent explosive disorder.” People diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder, or IED, experience sudden attacks of rage, often for no reason. In some […]

PTSD: Relapsing

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs as the result of witnessing or experiencing a terrifying event. PTSD is the result of a change to the body’s "fight-or-flight" response; feelings of anxiety persist in the absence of immediate danger. While most people feel some type of stress following a traumatic event, PTSD […]

How to Spot Symptoms of an Eating Disorder Early On

Anorexia, binge eating disorders and bulimia usually surface around adolescence but boys and girls can also show signs of problems much earlier. According to a recent story, if you catch these kinds of problems early on you can prevent a lifelong battle with eating disorders, says Jill Layne, a social worker in Norfolk, VA.

Traumatic Events Can Trigger Eating Disorders

A May issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing published an article which pointed to insufficient family support during times of stress as a causal effect in the development of eating disorders. The University of Minnesota study was based on interviews with 26 females and one male (ages 17-64 years) currently receiving treatment for eating […]

Sexual Addiction Recovery Can Involve Multiple Triggers

Sexual addiction, recognized by many therapists and psychologists as a diagnosable and treatable condition, may follow similar patterns of relapse as alcohol and drug addictions. Triggers that can bring a person back into relapse can include both emotional and physical factors.

Keep a Safe Distance From Former Substance-Abusing Friends

“Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.” – Samuel Johnson, English author, poet, essayist, lexicographer (1709-1784) Think of looking at something that’s off in the distance. You feel safe, because you are far removed from its presence and not affected by its action or inaction. Your eye transmits the image […]