As kids, we have often been told to eat healthy and stay away from “junk” food. Healthy eating gives the body more energy, boosts our immune system and strengthens bones. However, it appears that some people take their healthy eating to the extreme.
Meditation can be used as a complementary tool to aid in the treatment of the symptoms of depression. Even simple forms of meditation such as silence or mindfulness meditation are deemed suitable techniques for alleviating depression.
To a person suffering from bipolar, love and support from family members and friends makes a world of difference in their response to treatment and their success in recovery. To help a loved one we can start by learning all we can about the illness, offer hope and give encouragement.
Approximately six million Americans age 65 and older are affected by late-life depression. Unfortunately many depressed seniors fail to recognize their symptoms and assume that being down or depressed is just part and parcel of growing old. This is an erroneous assumption.
Just because something taste delicious does not mean we have to gorge ourselves until we are uncomfortable. There are tips and steps that we can learn to take to stop overeating and halt binge eating. We just have to make the commitment to control our appetite.
Do you find yourself reaching for snacks at night? You feel cravings and you want to stop your night eating because you know it is not healthy to eat at night. However, controlling our cravings and stopping ourselves from night eating is not so simple. Like all habits, we need a plan.
We have all overeaten occasionally, perhaps at a buffet, taking extra helpings of dessert or overstuffing ourselves with chips and ice cream during a late night study session. But if this behavior becomes a regular and uncontrollable habit a person might be suffering from a binge eating disorder.
When you lose your hair, the way you perceive yourself can change drastically. In addition it can also change the way others react to you in different aspects of your life. Because of this some people experience male pattern baldness depression.
Compulsive eaters are often overwhelmed with the urge to consume large quantities of food even when they are not hungry. Food appears to help them manage painful emotions. In order to heal, they have to change the way they approach food and learn how to stop compulsive eating.
Many of us are familiar with the urge to rummage our fridge for food when we feel lonely, bored or just plain stressed. For bulimics the now-and-then feeling of indulging is more like a compulsion. They succumb to their impulses to overeat and are then riddled with guilt so they purge dangerously.
Some people are reluctant to take antidepressants when they are going through a period of deep sadness or depression. It may be because of their many side effects, and therefore they sometimes turn to natural and homemade cures for depression.
Binge eating disorder can seem completely overwhelming to those struggling with its existence in their lives. Individuals who suffer from this disorder use food to cope with stress and other negative emotions. The good news is this disorder is treatable.
Personality disorders are grouped into three broad categories or clusters based on overall similarities. This article highlights the characteristics of Cluster C personalities which includes anxious and fearful behaviors.
Art therapy has been found to be especially effective in helping people deal with their eating disorders. Engaging in the creative-expressive process in a secure and supportive environment helps patients discover their own symbolic repertoire for healing.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the idea that emotions, behaviors and thoughts are all connected. Cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders teaches patients how to tolerate negative emotions, problem solve, and manage stress. It is a very effective treatment.
“Why don’t they just eat?" many of us ask ourselves. Anorexia is a multidimensional problem, and in order to help us understand it better, we can look at the different stages of the disease. For each anorexic, the symptoms and stages may be different but the progression of the disease is similar.
Many of us regard going out for dinner and attending parties some of life’s pleasures. However for a selected few who suffer from selective eating disorder, these functions can be the stuff of nightmares. However, there are some treatment programs that are available that might help.
Acupuncture can help restore the functioning of vital organs and other essential bodily functions in anorexics. In addition to healing organs impacted by this disorder, it can help relieve other symptoms that often accompany anorexia sufferers such as depression and anxiety.
Sometimes people suffering from depression never get help because they are unaware that physical pain may be a symptom of depression. It is important that we realize that because when we treat the pain it can help alleviate our depression and when we treat the depression it can help with the pain.
Individuals with Avoidant Personality Disorder form relationships with people only if they believe they will not be rejected. These people are preoccupied with their own shortcomings. In spite of their strong desire for close relationships, they mistrust others and emotionally distance themselves.