There is a certain stigma amongst those with mental problems. For some, this stigma is brought about by peers or acquaintances who do not understand the anguish mental illness can create. For others, it is their own fears of reactions among their peers, family members or colleagues that drives them deeper into depression or significantly…
A new study sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institute on Aging investigated the relationships between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in aging veterans. After researching the trends in these older service members’ mental health over a seven-year time span, the study found that veterans diagnosed…
Bulimia is often associated with an intense self-focus, with sufferers placing unusual amounts of attention on their own faces and body image. Some research has identified that those who suffer from eating disorders such as bulimia are often impacted by images placed before them in movies, television and advertisements.
There are many reasons to become a vegetarian. Many do it to live a healthier lifestyle, lowering their risk for heart disease and many types of cancer. Others choose a vegetarian lifestyle because of a moral conviction to not eat meat.
Impulses can make us do interesting things. Sometimes they make us want to buy things we don’t need, while at others it will lead us into decisions that are not in our best interest in the long run. Research into this field indicates that impulsive behavior traits will normally decline during early adulthood.
According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the leading barrier that prevents individuals suffering from a mental illness to seek treatment is stigmatization. Admitting to having a mental illness can generate many negative feelings for an adult, such as a sense of failure, shame, guilt, or weakness. Feeling judged or ostracized…
Parents of newborns often have anxiety about teaching their new baby to sleep. With every well-meaning friend offering a different strategy and companion book for getting a baby to sleep through the night and take naps on a schedule, they may wonder, “is it really that big of a deal?”
The average individual may perceive a teenager playing a video game as something teens do to pass the time. In some cases this is true; while in others it is much more complicated than that. In fact, according to a recent news report, it is as addictive as cocaine for a number of people.
It appears that a traumatic brain injury can do more than just cause a physical upset in an individual’s life. According to a recent Science Daily release, the majority of patients also experienced major depression.
A new study has found that there has been a substantial increase in death rates from alcohol-related diseases in socioeconomically deprived areas of England and Wales. Researchers at the University of Sheffield published the findings in the journal BMC Public Health.