The American Association of Nurse Anaesthetists states on NurseTogether.com that 10% to 15% of nurses have an addiction to an illegal or controlled substance. A study published by The Global Journal of Drug Policy & Practice (2010, Gold & Teitelbaum) found that 15% of doctors will have a drug dependency at some point in their…
Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an obsessive limiting of calories to control weight. Individuals with anorexia not only limit their calorie absorption through restricting food, but also through the use of compulsive exercise habits.
Detecting Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in its early stages is crucial in getting the proper diagnosis and treatment. Researchers are continually researching the predictors of PTSD in order to help victims as soon as possible.
Research continues to demonstrate a link between eating disorders and social anxiety disorders. According to recent studies, it is not uncommon for people with eating disorders to also experience social anxiety. While the association between conditions appears understandable, more research needs to be done in order to find out how best to recognize anxiety disorders…
Individuals who complete treatment for alcohol addiction are often trained through therapy to use skills designed to help them learn new responses to cues associated with alcohol. Some recovered alcoholics are able to utilize the new tools for staying sober, while others relapse back into drinking.
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