Sex and love addiction has the same progressive patterns as other addictions. The sexual addict struggles to control their behaviors, and feels guilt over their constant failure and lack of "willpower". Their loss of self-esteem get bigger and this fuels the need to escape even further into their addictive behaviors. This cycle will repeat. A sense of powerlessness … Continue reading Sex and Love Addiction
Category: Mental Health
Tell me about self-help and support groups
People who attend mutual aid/support groups often find a deep sense of fit--a sense of finally discovering and connecting to the whole of which one is a part. Within this community of like-minded individuals, mutual aid/support groups help you take responsibility for your alcohol and drug problems and for your recovery.
Social Signs of Anxiety Disorder
t may be difficult to pinpoint anxiety disorders if there are co-existing mental health disorders, physical illnesses, or substance abuse problems. Signs that someone may have a serious anxiety disorder include: fear of leaving the house, social withdrawal extreme, unwarranted fear of particular situations or things compulsive or repetitive behaviors changes in personality trouble on the job or in school family or relationship problems alcohol or drug abuse depression or suicidal thoughts frequent emotional and physical health issues
The latest eating disorder – Picky Eating
Selective Eating Disorder is an eating disorder that prevents the consumption of certain foods. You might think of this as "picky eating". Not so fast. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) is now a condition that describes adults who limit their eating. Medical professionals say that sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain … Continue reading The latest eating disorder – Picky Eating
The term "pornography addiction" always gets a raised eyebrow reaction. But, what make it so addictive? Why should it matter? People are free to have their own interests. That's true, but viewing pornography can mess with your brain in the same way drugs do. And, just like drugs and alcohol a little can be ok (sometimes even … Continue reading Pornography Addiction
Anxiety Disorder (PTSD) can pretend to be Addiction or Alcoholism
I am retraining my brain because I consistently think of people suffering from PTSD, as war veterans. It's true that 20% of soldiers who have been deployed in the past 6 years have PTSD, but it can occur after any traumatic experience. Examples are situations involving natural disasters, serious accidents, life-threatening illnesses, physical abuse, and sexual … Continue reading Anxiety Disorder (PTSD) can pretend to be Addiction or Alcoholism
ADHD explained for the non-medical person
Have you ever heard someone say "that child does not have ADHD, he just has bad parents" or "that person does not have ADHD, they are just unorganized". Wake up to modern medicine people, because nearly every mainstream medical, psychological, and educational organization in the United States long ago concluded that Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is … Continue reading ADHD explained for the non-medical person
Misconceptions – Oppositional Defiance Disorder
I have gone my who life without knowing about Oppositional Defiant disorder (ODD). It is a behavioral disorder, commonly found in children and adolescents. It is seen as a pattern of hostile and disobedient behavior. Normally this behavior is directed at adults and figures of authority (like teachers). Sufferers argue with adults and have a hard time controlling their behavior. The most common behaviors are negativity, hostility, defiance and aggression.
People who purposly hurt themselves are not seaking attention or trying to commit suicide. Self-Infliction is different from attempted suicide - it is a method to cope with pain. The severity of the wound doe not define the level of pain (or sickness). Self-injury is self-injury, regardless if it leaves a scar or not.
Is an alcoholic or drug addict making you sick Part 2
Part one talked about the 12-step fellowship called Al-Anon. As a quick review — Al-Anon is a group that can help a person who is in pain, caused by a loved one’s alcoholism or addiction. But, what if you have tried five or six meetings and it just does not work for you? Or, what if … Continue reading Is an alcoholic or drug addict making you sick Part 2