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Look in the Mirror: Life with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing someone who doesn’t look like you. Terrifying, right? But this is the reality for many of the people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We all dislike something about our own physical appearance; it’s human nature. But for someone struggling with BDD, this dislike becomes an extreme preoccupation […]

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What You Need to Know About Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction is very real. Tony is about to level up. He just needs ten more experience points. He has finished none of his homework, and turned down offers to hang out with friends tonight. He was very upset when his mom made him stop playing to have dinner. He would rather stay in […]

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Mental Health Awareness: Teens and Dual Diagnosis

Most of us know a teenager who suffers from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Perhaps you’ve even dealt with one of these mental health disorders at some point. However, the dangers that teens face with mental health disorders are heightened, as they are far more susceptible to developing a drug or alcohol problem. Chemical Dependency […]

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Transgender Youth at Highest Risk for Eating Disorders

The mental struggles that transgender individuals face are unfathomable to most. Feeling that you were born in the wrong body creates an enormous amount of stress, but one new study has uncovered how this can transform into a high-risk eating disorder. The Link to Eating Disorders Findings released by the University of Washington – St. […]

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7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Anorexia

More people than ever before are struggling with eating disorders. In fact, in the U.S., up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder. Despite the widespread epidemic, only 10 percent of those struggling with an eating disorder ultimately seek treatment for it. The Truth About Anorexia Anorexia nervosa […]

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Internet Addiction is More Common Than You'd Think

Internet addiction is commonly associated with teenagers who spend days at a time playing video games, but it’s not as much of a niche issue as you would think. A new study, published in the latest issue Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, found that a shocking 6 percent of the world’s population now suffers from Internet addiction. Addicted […]

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Use the Holiday Spirit to Break a Work Addiction

The holidays should ideally be a time of joy, giving, thankfulness and family, but many people are instead overcome by work-related stress, anxiety, exhaustion and irritability. The holiday season is a time when people feel pushed into working like crazy – hoping to make enough money to buy gifts and meet end-of-year deadlines. Before you […]

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Warning: Eating Fast Food Can Threaten Your Sobriety

Most people have jokingly said that a particular fast food item is “like crack,” but a new publication suggests these seemingly innocent food items can be as addictive as heroin and cocaine…thanks to the ingredients put in them. The Supersize Trend The website One Green Planet cites five ingredients routinely found in fast food fare […]

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Brain Power: Helping Kids Say No to Drugs

Parents these days spend a lot of time wondering how to keep their kids off drugs, but one key characteristic in the fight against this problematic behavior is out of their control. Believe it or not, the strength of a child’s working memory might hold the key to life without drugs and alcohol. What’s in […]

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PTSD and Food Addiction in Women: What's the Link?

A new study published in the most recent issue of JAMA Psychiatry reveals a concerning link among women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a heightened food addiction. The research team, led by the University of Minnesota’s Susan M. Mason, Ph.D., evaluated data from an earlier study known as the Nurses’ Health Study II. This […]

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Look in the Mirror: Life with Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Imagine looking in the mirror and seeing someone who doesn’t look like you. Terrifying, right? But this is the reality for many of the people suffering from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We all dislike something about our own physical appearance; it’s human nature. But for someone struggling with BDD, this dislike becomes an extreme preoccupation […]

Read more »
What You Need to Know About Video Game Addiction

Video game addiction is very real. Tony is about to level up. He just needs ten more experience points. He has finished none of his homework, and turned down offers to hang out with friends tonight. He was very upset when his mom made him stop playing to have dinner. He would rather stay in […]

Read more »
Mental Health Awareness: Teens and Dual Diagnosis

Most of us know a teenager who suffers from depression, anxiety or bipolar disorder. Perhaps you’ve even dealt with one of these mental health disorders at some point. However, the dangers that teens face with mental health disorders are heightened, as they are far more susceptible to developing a drug or alcohol problem. Chemical Dependency […]

Read more »
Transgender Youth at Highest Risk for Eating Disorders

The mental struggles that transgender individuals face are unfathomable to most. Feeling that you were born in the wrong body creates an enormous amount of stress, but one new study has uncovered how this can transform into a high-risk eating disorder. The Link to Eating Disorders Findings released by the University of Washington – St. […]

Read more »
7 Things You Probably Don't Know About Anorexia

More people than ever before are struggling with eating disorders. In fact, in the U.S., up to 24 million people of all ages and genders suffer from an eating disorder. Despite the widespread epidemic, only 10 percent of those struggling with an eating disorder ultimately seek treatment for it. The Truth About Anorexia Anorexia nervosa […]

Read more »
Internet Addiction is More Common Than You'd Think

Internet addiction is commonly associated with teenagers who spend days at a time playing video games, but it’s not as much of a niche issue as you would think. A new study, published in the latest issue Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, found that a shocking 6 percent of the world’s population now suffers from Internet addiction. Addicted […]

Read more »
Use the Holiday Spirit to Break a Work Addiction

The holidays should ideally be a time of joy, giving, thankfulness and family, but many people are instead overcome by work-related stress, anxiety, exhaustion and irritability. The holiday season is a time when people feel pushed into working like crazy – hoping to make enough money to buy gifts and meet end-of-year deadlines. Before you […]

Read more »
Warning: Eating Fast Food Can Threaten Your Sobriety

Most people have jokingly said that a particular fast food item is “like crack,” but a new publication suggests these seemingly innocent food items can be as addictive as heroin and cocaine…thanks to the ingredients put in them. The Supersize Trend The website One Green Planet cites five ingredients routinely found in fast food fare […]

Read more »
Brain Power: Helping Kids Say No to Drugs

Parents these days spend a lot of time wondering how to keep their kids off drugs, but one key characteristic in the fight against this problematic behavior is out of their control. Believe it or not, the strength of a child’s working memory might hold the key to life without drugs and alcohol. What’s in […]

Read more »
PTSD and Food Addiction in Women: What's the Link?

A new study published in the most recent issue of JAMA Psychiatry reveals a concerning link among women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a heightened food addiction. The research team, led by the University of Minnesota’s Susan M. Mason, Ph.D., evaluated data from an earlier study known as the Nurses’ Health Study II. This […]

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Can Animals Get Addicted to Drugs the Same Way Humans Do?

Science provides all manner of possibilities, and an intriguing one is whether animals can get addicted to substances in the same way humans do. Could you, for example, get a cat hooked on catnip or a dog hooked on chocolate? Not that you would want to, of course, but are animals susceptible to addiction? Many […]

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