Can Oxytocin Levels Help Determine Addiction Risks?

Can Oxytocin Levels Help Determine Addiction Risks?

Oxytocin is a hormone produced naturally in the brain and distributed to various parts of the body. Scientists believe that this hormone plays an important role in promoting deep connections between people and moderating the effects of serious stress. In a study published in April 2014 in the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, a multinational […]

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Does High-Impulsivity Help Trigger Food Addiction?

Addiction specialists and researchers know that people affected by symptoms of food addiction have an unusually strong tendency toward impulsive behavior, or impulsivity. However, less is known about whether increased impulsivity helps trigger food addiction or only starts to appear after such an addiction begins to take its toll. In a study published in April […]

Are You A Critiholic?

Are You A Critiholic?

The litany begins almost as soon as she considers a new project, goes out on a date with someone she just met, tries on a bathing suit or looks at her bank account. The words, “I can’t do enough, be enough or have enough,” have become all too familiar torments. She presents well, so you […]

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

Genetics Hike Risks For Marijuana Addiction And Depression

People who get addicted to marijuana use, or experience significant marijuana-related dysfunction without becoming addicted, have a condition called cannabis use disorder. Current evidence indicates that individuals with this disorder have unusually high chances of developing depression, and subsequently experience unusually intense combined effects from the two conditions. According to the results of a study […]