9 Surprising Facts About Depression

9 Surprising Facts About Depression

By Linda Wasmer Andrews Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders. About 7 percent of U.S. adults experience depression each year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). For those with a substance use disorder, the risk is even higher. People with drug abuse or dependence are about twice […]

How Are Codependency And Addiction Connected?

How Are Codependency And Addiction Connected?

The term codependency is one with a meaning that is debatable in psychology. Official guides, such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, do not recognize codependent personality disorder as a true psychological disorder, but in many practical ways it does exist. The problem is that so many of us display characteristics of codependency that we […]

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 […]

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

Why Do Diet Soda Drinkers Binge Eat The Most?

The connection between soda consumption and higher rates of obesity is by now fairly well documented. Information from a new study now suggests that soda drinking and eating disorder pathology is also linked. This study, published in the journal Advances in Eating Disorders, was conducted by researchers at the Yale University Department of Psychology in […]

Love Is Never Wasted

Love Is Never Wasted

Relationships are at the core of our being. We are hardwired for them. Our initial human connection is with the heartbeat of our mother and from that point, we may sense that we are not alone in the vastness of existence, even if we don’t have the language to express it. Physical and emotional nourishment […]

How To Deal With Addiction During Pregnancy

How To Deal With Addiction During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an often uncomfortable, occasionally painful, but almost always highly rewarding experience. Addiction is a painful and difficult illness involving a dangerous rewiring of the brain’s reward centers. Together, pregnancy and addiction make for a tragic problem that can have painful and far-reaching consequences for both mother and fetus. Addiction is often characterized by […]