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2014-05-28 23:17:36

According to Josh Glawe with Morris Psychological Group, affluenza, a single-minded focus on the pursuit of money, status and material possessions cause real problems and dysfunction in many American families. Teens from wealthy families are more likely to abuse alcohol and drugs than their less affluent peers and they have disturbingly high rates of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury, cheating and stealing. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 Affluenza isn't a joke....

2014-05-19 20:21:44

Opening today, the eating disorder treatment center will provide specialized 24-hour care to female and male adults and adolescents struggling with anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder BELLEVUE, Wash., May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating Recovery Center of Washington, a 24-bed residential eating disorders treatment center, will open its doors today in an effort to increase access to Residential eating disorders treatment in the Northwest....

2014-05-01 23:02:57

New book by leading eating disorders expert Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld comes out June 1, 2014. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Many women have an unhealthy relationship with food or their body. They feel guilty when they “cheat." They look in the mirror and obsess about their body, and are tired of dieting. Stacey Rosenfeld PhD, a leading specialist in eating disorders, wants women to know that they are not alone. In her book, Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging...

2014-04-30 23:21:33

Recent public shootings leave families reeling, struggling to cope with loss. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 April has been a difficult month for many in the United States, as the public is left reeling in the aftermath of two shootings. At least six people were killed and many more injured in unrelated incidents at Fort Hood, Texas, and a Jewish community center in Kansas City. The Sylvia Brafman mental health facility reminds everyone that it isn’t necessary to be...

2014-04-25 12:26:13

Celebrate International No Diet Day on Tuesday, May 6(th), 2014 TORONTO, April 25, 2014 /CNW/ - Billions of dollars are spent every year on the latest diet programs, diet pills and diet books, yet most dieters regain all of, if not more weight within one to five years(1). Frequent dieting can lead to eating disorders - negatively impacting the mental and physical health of whole families. On May 6(th), International No Diet Day, the National Eating Disorder Information Centre...

2014-04-24 16:28:45

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jerry L. Halverson, M.D., FAPA, and Rachel C. Leonard, Ph.D., members of the psychiatric team at Rogers Memorial Hospital, will be featured presenters at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), May 3-7, in New York City. The largest annual psychiatric meeting, the APA conference draws more than 16,000 attendees from around the globe, with a variety of mental health professionals and advocates including...

2014-04-10 14:45:24

Report new studies in Biological Psychiatry Two new studies published this week in Biological Psychiatry shed light on the propensity for habit formation in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). These studies suggest that a tendency to develop habits, i.e., the compulsive component of the disorder, may be a core feature of the disorder rather than a consequence of irrational beliefs. In other words, instead of washing one’s hands because of the belief that they are contaminated, some...

2014-04-07 11:06:59

Indoor tanning may be marker of eating disorder-related behaviors, suggests study in Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics High school students who use indoor tanning also have higher rates of unhealthy weight control behaviors—such as taking diet pills or vomiting to lose weight, reports a study in the April Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, the official journal of the Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. The journal is published by...

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. But during adolescence, the limbic system connects and communicates with the rest of the brain differently than it does during adulthood, leaving many adolescents...

2014-03-31 23:31:48

Eating Disorder Treatment Center Adds New Family & Group Sessions St Louis, MO (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 With only 1 in 10 people with an eating disorder seeking treatment, Castlewood Treatment Center is pleased to announce the addition of new, flexible outpatient services at its Fenton, Missouri location. Castlewood will now offer an eating disorder support group for families, a client support group and individual and family therapy sessions beginning later this month. The groups are...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'