Is There Help For Shopping Addiction?

Is There Help For Shopping Addiction?

Shopping addiction is a form of non-substance-based behavioral addiction centered on dysfunctional, damaging participation in shopping activities. There is no official definition for this condition in the U.S., although the American Psychiatric Association once recognized a similar condition called compulsive buying disorder. In a study published in June 2014 in the Journal of Groups in […]

Phone App Makes It Harder To Fake Alcohol Withdrawal Tremors

Phone App Makes It Harder To Fake Alcohol Withdrawal Tremors

People addicted to alcohol commonly develop a condition called alcohol withdrawal when they significantly curtail their drinking or stop drinking altogether. Doctors can use sedative-hypnotic medications called benzodiazepines to address withdrawal, but some alcohol-dependent individuals fake withdrawal symptoms to gain access to these mind-altering substances. In a study presented in August 2014 to the IEEE […]

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Marijuana Use And Schizophrenia: Is There A Genetic Link?

Schizophrenia is a serious psychiatric condition that affects around 1 percent of the population. It can be a debilitating illness without proper treatment, and even with treatment, can severely limit a person’s ability to participate in the routine activities of life. The illness is characterized by delusions, auditory and visual hallucinations and disorganized thinking. Gene […]

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating Disorder Differences In Childhood And Adolescence

Eating disorders are serious problems with severe health complications, many times requiring hospitalization. A study found that the same eating disorders which occur in childhood or adolescence don’t always look the same. Doctors attempting to diagnose young children with eating disorders based on adolescent signs could miss the disorder, with their patients possibly spending years […]

Web-Based Training Helps Ease Drinking Problems

Web-Based Training Helps Ease Drinking Problems

Current evidence indicates that a form of experience-centered treatment called cognitive bias modification (CBM) can help people affected by drinking problems. This treatment produces its effects by correcting some of the conscious and unconscious mental habits that support dysfunctional alcohol intake. In a study published in August 2014 in the journal Addictive Behaviors, a multinational […]