Someone with an eating disorder life’s prime focus is his or her weight. Everything they consume they look for calories, grams of fat and weight, which gives them a sense of being in control. Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating disorders are three chronic eating disorders. Anorexia nervosa is severe weight loss due to extreme food reduction. Bulimia nervosa results in frequent fluctuations in weight, due to periods of uncontrollable binge eating, followed by purging. Binge-eating disorder is often triggered by chronic dieting and involves period of overeating. Eating is usually done in secret for binge eating. Living with someone…Read More
Signs and Symptoms People with anxiety disorders have difficulty with every day activities. Signs and symptoms of an anxiety disorder are very similar to regular anxiety that anyone can experience but to a greater extent. This includes a racing heart, a dry mouth and sweating. The feeling of dizziness and nausea are threatening to overwhelm you and you can’t catch your breath. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the person’s response is not appropriate for the situation. Types of Anxiety Disorders Panic Disorder is a serious condition that strikes without reason or warning Phobias are an unreasonable fear caused by the…Read More
Having a baby can bring on several emotions and it is natural for mom and dad to have mood swings. However, these mood swings, or the “baby blues” usually goes away shortly after birth. If you notice your partner or loved one isn’t feeling better about a month after delivery, then they might have a postpartum mood disorder. Postpartum Depression Postpartum depression may start during pregnancy or at any time up to a year after the birth of a child. Depression affects how a person feels and without proper treatment can last a long time. The person would feel sad, worthless,…Read More
The New Baby The new baby has arrived and everyone around you is excited and wanting to see the baby. You were expecting to have the baby blues and have some emotional times during the first few days, but what you didn’t expect was the lingering feelings of sadness. If the baby blues don’t go away, you most likely have a post partum depression. What is Post Partum Depression Post partum depression is a depression that can happen up to 1 year after the birth of your baby. You may be feeling worthless, helpless, sad, overwhelmed. You could be tearful, have difficulty…Read More
Substance use can be fine for some people but for others it can cause problems at work, within relationships, at home or at schools. It leaves the person feeling isolated, helpless or humiliated. Learning about the nature of drug abuse and addiction such as how it develops, what it looks like, and why it can have such a powerful hold on some people will give you a better understanding of the problem and how to best deal with it. First thing, use does not always lead to abuse. It depends on the individual and the level of use and how…Read More
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