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By Erlanger A. Turner Ph.D. on June 19, 2019 in The Race to Good Health
Despite concerns about children and teens being overly focused on smart phones and gaming, there remains a lot to be known about gaming disorder.
By Kari Anderson DBH, CEDS-S on June 18, 2019 in Food, Body, Love
Treating binge eating like a "food addiction" can cause more harm than good. Here's why—and what type of help works best, according to the evidence.
By Kimberly Key on June 18, 2019 in Counseling Keys
We can learn a lot from the Three Little Pigs story if we compare stress to the big bad wolf and our bodies (us) to each of the houses that we erect as a defense against stress.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 18, 2019 in Balanced
An estimated 8 percent to 10 percent of individuals in the U.S. 12 years of age or older (between 20 to 22 million people) are addicted to at least one substance.
By Christopher Bergland on June 18, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
First-of-its-kind research has pinpointed a specific gene (CHRNA2) that appears to be correlated with cannabis use disorder.
By Howard C. Samuels Psy.D. on June 17, 2019 in The Beast Within
Many of us are afraid to be our authentic selves. Maybe it's time we overcame our fear and lived our lives to their fullest?
By Dan Mager MSW on June 15, 2019 in Some Assembly Required
Parental overinvolvement can take different forms, but always undermines children's growth and development by encouraging and enabling them to under-function.
By Stanton Peele Ph.D. on June 15, 2019 in Addiction in Society
Are we an alcoholic nation?
By Charles Johnston MD on June 13, 2019 in Cultural Psychiatry
Our modern crisis of purpose confronts us with how Cultural Maturity’s “growing up” as a species represents the only option going forward.
By Samoon Ahmad M.D. on June 13, 2019 in Balanced
Scientists are exploring the potential of the drug found in "magic mushrooms" to help patients with anxiety, depression, and addiction. Here's what they have seen.
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 13, 2019 in In Excess
The mass media often portray serial killers as being addicted to killing but to what extent is serial murder addictive?
By Kristen Fuller, M.D. on June 12, 2019 in Happiness Is a State of Mind
If self-help books work for relationships, finances, career prospects and the power of attraction, why can’t self-help replace addiction treatment?
By Abdullah Shihipar on June 11, 2019 in Fighting a Crisis
Government regulations prevent people from accessing the treatment they need—which ends up reinforcing racial disparities.
By Sherry Gaba LCSW on June 11, 2019 in Addiction and Recovery
Do you have trouble setting boundaries or putting yourself first in relationships? Learn how to gain back your independence.
By Chris Palmer M.D. on June 11, 2019 in Advancing Psychiatry
Are you addicted to junk food? Is that even possible? Many experts are coming together for a new summit this week focused on addiction to sugar and junk food.
By Howard C. Samuels Psy.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Beast Within
Are mental illness and drug addiction mutually exclusive? What if one were fueling the other?
By Anderson Spickard Jr., M.D. on June 10, 2019 in The Craving Brain
How much is enough? Just a little bit more.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on June 09, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Nighttime overeating is one of the most stubborn problems many people report. If you're good all day, but "blow" your diet at night, you'll want to read this!
By Mark D. Griffiths Ph.D. on June 07, 2019 in In Excess
Last week, Gaming Disorder was officially included in the World Health Organization's ICD-11. This article looks at some of the myths surrounding the decision.
By Glenn Livingston Ph.D. on June 06, 2019 in Never Binge Again
Most people berate themselves and get stuck in guilt and/or shame after overeating. But that actually makes the situation much worse! Try this simple mindset shift.
By Eugene Rubin M.D., Ph.D. on June 04, 2019 in Demystifying Psychiatry
A study of health claims data demonstrates that the use of medications to treat ADHD is associated with a decrease in later substance use-related events.
By Jonathan Avery, MD, and Joseph Avery, JD, MA on June 04, 2019 in Substance Use, Stigma, and Society
How do we solve the problem of addiction? We have to start with stigma.
By Judith Orloff M.D. on June 04, 2019 in The Empath's Survival Guide
Learn some action steps to help manage addiction.
By Barton Goldsmith Ph.D. on June 02, 2019 in Emotional Fitness
People who abuse their children are not sick, because that would imply that they could be cured.
By Rebecca Housel Ph.D. on June 01, 2019 in Survive Anything
Loss, grief, and depression are intertwined, but so are the neurons in your brain. Read on to learn more about how your physiology affects your psychology.
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