By: Heather Rolland
Bipolar disorder is a serious medical condition requiring treatment. Whether the best option for you is a men’s treatment center, an outpatient clinic, or a combination of psychotherapy, self-help groups, and medication management, treatment is key. Continue reading
By Steven Karp, DO, FACN
One of the first questions people struggling with eating disorders ask is how to get these crazy thoughts about food, weight and body image out of their head. What is the best treatment to stop these obsessive thoughts and the compulsive nature of the eating disorder behaviors? The answer is simple, FOOD, in an adequate variety, quantity and quality so it can restore the body and brain to a healthy nutritional state.
By Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C, Executive Director/Clinical Director at Promises Scottsdale
By Shannon McQuaid, LMFT, LISAC, CDWF, CSAT-C
The statistics are startling: 2.5 million older adults suffer from an alcohol or drug problem. Widowers age 75 and older have the highest rate of alcoholism and elderly addiction in the U.S., while nearly half of nursing home residents have alcohol-related problems. Four out of five seniors who seek treatment for substance abuse have a problem with alcohol versus other types of drugs.
A new study may finally explain why it’s so hard for obese women to keep off weight long term.
Researchers at the University of Texas-Southwestern have found that obesity could be tied to how a person’s brain is wired rather than a lack of willpower.
Experts define codependency as a pattern of behavior in which you find yourself dependent on approval from someone else for your self-worth and identity. One key sign of this is when you derive your sense of purpose or self around making extreme sacrifices to satisfy your partner’s needs (also known as enabling). And when your partner — or loved one — is an addict, this can become dysfunctional for both people.