Compulsive exercise addiction frequently occurs in those with eating disorders, particularly in people with anorexia nervosa. This article looks at a number of treatments that can be used to overcome compulsive exercise addiction.
Preventing eating disorders with moderate exercise can be done by changing the relationship a person has with food and improving body image.
Selective eating disorder is often mistaken for fussy eating. However, it can persist into adulthood with serious consequences. Cognitive behavioral therapy and family therapy are effective selective eating disorder treatments.
Depression is a common mental illnesses, however, a negative stigma still surrounds the condition. This leaves many people socially isolated wondering how to survive depression. The key to surviving depression lies in finding the strength to take control of one’s illness and ask for help.
Occupational therapy treatment can be an extremely beneficial treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. It takes in to account the whole person, equipping them with strategies to improve all areas of their lives and reach their potential in the future.
Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD is an effective treatment. It is superior when compared to treatments that do not involve exposure and on par with CBT, a well respected treatment that also involves exposure.
PTSD can cause devastating relationship issues and deep rooted problems in family functions. It can cause a vast number of problems for the partners and children of PTSD sufferers, as well as the patient themselves.
There are several substantial anorexia nervosa family implications. Anorexia nervosa is one disorder that has found to be greatly linked to both genetics and the family environment. This article explores the anorexia nervosa implications for the family.
Male anorexia is not common; anorexia nervosa is often thought to be a female disorder. However, there is no significant difference between male and female cases. Treatment is difficult, but family therapy is often regarded the only effective treatment for male anorexia.
Comorbidity is a common problem in dealing with any mental health problem. Bipolar disorder and Tourette’s syndrome are not commonly comorbid conditions but existing cases are fascinating.
Borderline personality disorder rarely effects the elderly but is a difficult disorder to treat. Object-relations and dialectical therapy are two treatments that have been found effective in treating borderline personality disorder.
Antisocial personality disorder is a difficult disorder to treat, especially when patients show severe psychopathy. There is evidence to suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy may be an effective treatment for antisocial personality disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is not readily studied in firefighters as they are not considered victims. However, firefighters are regularly exposed to secondary traumatic stress and develop post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms, as well as other psychiatric symptoms.
Diagnosing social phobias can be more complicated than it appears. Although one of the most common anxiety disorders to affect the general population, social phobia is often under or mis-diagnosed due to its similarity and comorbidity with other disorders.
It is difficult to establish reliable data on how common all mental health disorders are. However, several high quality studies exist that provide insight into how common different disorders are and suggest panic disorder is more common than agoraphobia.
Separation anxiety disorder is commonly thought to be a disorder that occurs only in childhood. However, recent research has revealed that there are in fact numerous cases of separation anxiety in adults. Cases have both persisted from childhood and developed for the first time in adulthood.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is arguably the most effective treatment for post traumatic stress disorder. There are a number of reasons for its effectiveness, including the correction of distorted cognition and correcting conditioned responses to a traumatic event.
Acute stress disorder is a short term reaction to a traumatic event; however it often develops into post traumatic stress disorder. This article describes the importance of early intervention in overcoming acute stress disorder and the treatments that are regularly used.
Post traumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that develops as response to a traumatic event. It can be treated in a number of ways, however, some treatments are more successful than others. Cognitive-behavioural therapies and creative arts therapies are among the most successful.
A collection of case studies of panic disorder. These case studies give an insight into what it is like to live with panic disorder, and the factors that may lead to its onset.