Perfectionism And Suicide Risk – How To Help

Perfectionism And Suicide Risk – How To Help

By Eric Metcalf, MPH @EricMetcalfMPH Perfectionism is associated with a number of mental health concerns including suicide, and the link between perfectionism and suicide may be even stronger than previously thought. That’s the conclusion of a study published in the September 2014 issue of the journal Review of General Psychology. In it, the authors note […]

10 Signs That You’re A Sex Addict

10 Signs That You’re A Sex Addict

Sex addiction can disrupt many elements of your life, from your relationships to your work or college responsibilities, and determining that you have a problem is the first step along the road to recovery. When you think of a sex addict, you may envision a seedy man in a soiled raincoat; in reality, modern-day sex […]

Conquering Gambling Addiction

Conquering Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling, or gambling addiction, is an example of a process addiction. This term refers to addiction to a behavior, activity or process. The better-known type of addiction, chemical addiction, refers to drugs and alcohol only. Gambling is one of the addictive behaviors that has been studied the most and this research has resulted in […]

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

How Can You Tell If You’re Addicted To The Internet?

A growing body of scientific evidence indicates that a relatively small percentage of Internet users will develop dysfunctional patterns of behavior that could qualify them for a diagnosis of an Internet addiction. Such an addiction is not currently officially diagnosable in the U.S.; however, the American Psychiatric Association has set down preliminary guidelines for diagnosing […]

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

What Does An Eating Disorder Look Like?

Eating disorders are a form of mental illness that seriously affects a person’s relationship with food and their daily eating patterns. A person with an eating disorder (ED) may consume very little (restriction) or they may eat large amounts (binging). Most often these disorders start during the tempestuous adolescent years, but they can start later […]

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

Codependency And Relationships In Addiction

It was alcoholism that first led to the coining of the psychological term “codependency.” Now experts know that codependent personality disorder is a real mental health issue and one that can apply to people without addictions or with no experience with addictive disorders. In many cases, however, codependency occurs in relationships in which one person […]