While we usually think of eating disorders as illnesses that strike people in their teens, or even in adulthood, the truth is that children under 12 are just as vulnerable to eating disorders as any other age group. While childhood eating disorders signs used to be unheard of a couple of decades ago, they are on the rise. Between 1999 and 2006, the number of children under 12 hospitalized for eating disorders increased by 119 percent . Up to 10 percent of those…
In this topic center you'll find information on the Anxiety Disorders, including phobia (social anxiety, agoraphobia, etc.), panic disorder, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Take this Compulsive Exercise Test to help you understand whether your attitudes about exercise are problematic. An excerpt from Jenni Schaefer's novel Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?
Everybody shops. It’s how we get necessities like food and clothing, and luxury items like cell phones and home decor. Now more than ever, it’s easier to buy things with 24-hour online shopping, but when does shopping become compulsive buying?
The Brain Prize Winners 2017 The Brain Prize for 2017 is jointly awarded to Peter Dayan , Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz âfor their multidisciplinary analysis of brain mechanisms that link learning to reward, which has far-reaching implications for the understanding of human behaviour, including disorders of decision-making in conditions such as gambling, drug addiction, compulsive behaviour and schizophreniaâ
Occasional binge drinking isn't uncommon, but around30 percent of all adults exposed to alcohol go on to engage in compulsive drinking behaviors despite adverse effects and consequences, a major feature of alcohol use disorder.
Compulsive Behaviors Many individuals engage in excessive use of otherwise healthy aspects of their life, such as exercise, work, food, sex, and spending. Obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Sexual addiction has become part of the pop-culture vocabulary. Americans are drowning in credit card debt. Couple’s frequently seek our services due to one of the partners… Read More