A new study has found that omega 3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) may provide therapeutic benefits for those suffering from alcohol abuse and other psychiatric disorders.
Robert Weiss LCSW, CSAT-S, Founding Director of The Sexual Recovery Institute, Los Angeles, and Director of The Center for Sexual Recovery at The Ranch, is a leading expert in the field of sexual disorders and addiction. Weiss has also developed sexual disorders programming at Promises Treatment Centers, and will develop future programs for Promises Behavioral…
Although many people find it difficult to diet and lose weight, people suffering from anorexia nervosa can actually diet themselves to death, and many die from starvation and its effects on the body. A new study gives insight as to why these symptoms can occur in people with anorexia.
Eating disorders have often been linked to extreme behaviors used to control caloric intake. Methods like avoiding meals, extreme exercise, and taking laxatives or purging are all behaviors associated with eating disorders.
A new study has found that substance abuse increases the risk of not receiving all appropriate preventive health services, such as mammography screenings and influenza vaccinations. Researchers from Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine published their findings in BMJ Open.
Many families are on the run, stopping at a drive-thru between soccer practice and piano lessons. Other families may leave a pot on the stove, but it’s up to each person to grab their food and head off to different corners of the house to settle in front of their favorite TV show.
Academy award-winning actress, wife, mother – and person with bipolar disorder. The honesty and openness with which Catherine Zeta-Jones has discussed her recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder is helping reduce negative stereotypes about the disease, which is believed to affect up to three percent of people in the U.S.
About thirty years ago a professor at the University of Washington was working with suicidal women, many of whom were borderline personalities. This group is notoriously difficult to treat. They usually have not just one but a large number of problems, such as self-injury behaviors, substance abuse and eating disorders, that “travel” with their personality…
Those suffering from alcoholism, suffer from a disease. Friends and family will tell you that the person they once knew is no longer the same person. Oftentimes, loved ones don’t even recognize the person sitting in front of them anymore because alcohol changes people. It can make some people angry and argumentative – even violent.…
A new study has found that anorexia nervosa, a serious eating disorder that can result in death, is more common among people born in spring months. Researchers from Oxford University said their study, the largest to date, provides clear evidence of a “season of birth” effect in anorexia.