Migraine sufferers may unknowingly be making their painful headaches worse if they use drugs like OxyContin and Percocet, popular opiate painkillers that carry a high potential for abuse and addiction. Barbiturate painkillers are also believed to make headaches worse, including causing more frequent migraines, says a study in which researchers reviewed data from more than…
While society has an idea about the age of the typical eating disorder sufferer, making this assumption in every situation could actually put the individual at risk. According to this Gaston Gazette report, eating disorders are starting with the young.
Before Chris Weber was an outpatient counselor at Promises Treatment Centers, he was a professional recording and touring musician, performing on stage in front of thousands of people. Chris was also using drugs and alcohol, which led to several attempts to become sober and an intervention by his friends and family. After entering treatment at…
Treating eating disorders can be very challenging. Especially among those with anorexia, there is a high relapse rate, because patients often have a very difficult time applying what they have learned in treatment when they re-enter normal life.
In the complex study of sexual addiction and sexually compulsive behaviors, experts now believe people who suffer from these conditions may have as an underlying cause a fear of intimate relationships and a deep insecurity, compared to others without this disorder.
There is much to be said about the life of a teenager. These individuals are still growing, changing and noticing that the world around them seems very different than it did when they were younger.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder affects many young school-age children with approximately 5 percent of children affected by the condition. Because three times as many boys are affected as girls, the effects on girls have not been fully explored.
Alcohol consumption is known to increase around the holidays, but it may not have as much to do with the increase in social opportunities as it does with the onset of seasonal affective disorder.
Mental disorders ranging from depression to substance abuse can completely change the direction of an individual’s life. For those who want to make a change, the challenge can sometimes put it out of reach as a complete understanding of the disorder may be lacking.
Are certain individuals predisposed to depression? If so, can these individuals do anything to prevent the onset, or must they simply wait for the disorder to take hold and alter their lives?