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What Is Bulimia, and Can It Lead to Drug Abuse?

According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA), feeding and eating disorders are characterized by some type of repetitive disruption in feeding or the eating process that consists of alterations in one’s consumption...

How Can Postpartum Depression Affect Women after Childbirth?

Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that can affect new parents after the birth of a child. The condition does not have a single cause. Instead, medical professionals believe this...

What Is Concealed Depression?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) outlines the formal diagnostic criteria for major depressive disorder in its current diagnostic manual the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – Fifth Edition...

What Is Respiratory Depression?

Respiratory depression (also referred to as respiratory suppression or respiratory insufficiency) is a decline in the ability of a person to inhale and exhale. It can be a common side...

How Can Guided Meditation Help Cure Depression?

The term depression covers several mental health conditions with different root causes but similar symptoms. Major depression, seasonal pattern, postpartum depression, anxious distress, and many other forms of depression all...

Does Marijuana Really Increase the Risk of Depression?

Marijuana comes from the cannabis plant and is one of the most commonly abused drugs in the United States. Recently, numerous states have legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal...

Diet Pill Abuse

The term diet pill is a generalized term that applies to a number of over-the-counter medications or products and to a number of controlled substances. Many prescription diet pills are...

How Does Drug Abuse Affect Those with Bulimia?

Bulimia nervosa is an eating disorder that plagues over 30 million people in the United States alone. An individual suffering from bulimia feels an intense desire to lose weight, which...

How Does Drug Abuse Affect Someone with Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is a serious mood disorder characterized by abnormal changes in moods, activity, and energy levels that interfere with daily life. According to the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH),...

What Is Major Depressive Disorder?

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the clinical name given to the diagnosis of clinical depression or major depression as currently designated in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders –...

Are Depression and Anxiety Interrelated?

In terms of their diagnostic classifications, anxiety disorders and depressive disorders occupied two totally separate diagnostic categories in the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental...

What is Binge Eating Disorder?

The dividing line between what represents normal variation in behavior and an actual behavioral disorder can often be very hard to ascertain. In no particular instance is this more relevant...

The Effects of Substance Abuse and Self-Harm

Substance abuse is a risk factor for self-harm, or self-injury.1 Drinking alcohol or doing drugs while engaging in self-harm increases the likelihood of more severe injury, according to the National...

How Does Stress Affect Substance Abuse?

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), many Americans report feeling a stress level higher than what they believe is healthy. On average, in 2019, Americans felt that on a scale...

Emerging Trends in Night Eating Syndrome & Other Eating Disorders

According to ANRED, an eating disorder informational site, eating disorders are most common among females who are 12-25 years of age. Of course, younger and older females can also be affected,...

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

Eating disorders are most common in women, though they also occur in men, and they are most likely to start during a person’s teens to early 20s. According to the Diagnostic...

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