According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 20 million women and 10 million men suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder during their lifetime. For far too long, one of the most prevalent eating disorders went under-diagnosed and under-treated as an Other Specified Feeding or Eating Disorder. Fortunately, Binge eating disorder (BED) was officially recognized as a formal diagnosis in 2013, allowing more funding, research and treatment to be directed toward the disorder and its patients.Details
Johnny Manziel has had a troublesome last couple of years.
Manziel, the former Heisman Trophy winner and once promising NFL prospect wants to make an NFL comeback but not before he takes care of himself off the field first.Details
Therapy and antidepressant medications are common treatment options for dealing with the effects of depression. In addition to these methods, diet often gets overlooked as a way to manage symptoms of depression. Treatment options may vary from individual to individual, but taking steps to improve your diet may reduce some common effects that depression has.Details
If you have a friend or family member suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia, you know how destructive these conditions can be. Individuals gradually lose cognitive skills and functions, resulting in memory loss and the inability to carry out daily tasks. Some patients experience symptoms that increase in severity as nightfall comes, a series of behaviors commonly known as Sundowner’s Syndrome.Details
Got the winter blues? You’re not alone. According to Psychology Today, the appropriately named Seasonal Affective Disorder—also known as SAD—affects an estimated 10 million Americans.Details
We all deal with it at some point. Aging is a natural human process. While we can’t keep our youthful looks forever, youthfulness is not all about our outside appearance. Aging can also have a negative effect on our brains. According to Nobel prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, we can take steps to not only maintain our young-looks, we can also preserve cognitive function and keep a stronger immune system through five steps.Details
Today college students across the U.S. are dealing with depression at an all-time rate. In fact, the American College Counseling Association has noticed a steady increase of students reporting their battles with mental illness.
Although depression affects people differently, there are a few common signs to watch out for. The Mayo Clinic lists feelings of sadness, tearfulness, hopelessness, fatigue, irritability, problems sleeping and losing interest in activities as major indicators.Details
Imagine yourself walking from your car to the door of your local department store. The winter cold is in full effect and even the heavy jacket you’re wearing doesn’t protect you from the shivery breeze. As you open the door you are welcomed by the warm sensation of the heated store. You’re immediately taken in by the bright lights and spectacular decorations. Then all of a sudden it happens – you hear the sound of the song “Jingle Bells” for what seems like the 1000th time.Details