Author: Darlene Lancer, JD, MFT (via Psych Central) The term codependency has been around for almost four decades. Although it originally applied to spouses of alcoholics, first called co-alcoholics, researchers revealed that the characteristics of codependents were much more prevalent in the general population than had been imagined.
Author: Psych Central Individuals with body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) process visual information in a distorted way, even while viewing inanimate objects, according to a new UCLA study. BDD is a severe mental illness, often debilitating, in which sufferers tend to obsess about minute body details, such as a
Author: Mayo Clinic It’s easy to underestimate how early underage drinking starts — sometimes even in the preteen years — as well as the amount of alcohol teens drink and the risks involved. Still, underage drinking isn’t inevitable. You can encourage your teen to avoid alcohol by talking
Author: CNN Health Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disease in America. Take a look at these statistics from the National Eating Disorders Association.
Author: American Psychological Association (APA) Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk–for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car–and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time
Author: Psych Central Teen anger takes many forms. It may be expressed as indignation and resentment, or rage and fury. It is the expression of teenage anger — the behavior — that we see. Some teens may repress their anger and withdraw; others may be more defiant and
Author: Casa Palmera Compulsive overeating is a serious eating disorder that is distinguished by an obsessive or compulsive relationship to food.
Author: ATTC–Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network Research shows that the earlier one drinks, the greater the chances of later alcohol-related problems. Researchers examined age at first drink (AFD) as well as drinking to intoxication among college students. Findings showed that both an early AFD and a quick progression
Author: Huffington Post The Little Mermaid may have gotten plastic surgery lately (in a dubious ad), but some other Disney characters are getting some less invasive makeovers, thanks to Barneys NY.
Author: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Suicide can be prevented. While some suicides occur without any outward warning, most people who are suicidal do give warnings. Prevent the suicide of loved ones by learning to recognize the signs of someone at risk, taking those signs seriously and