Can Anorexia Be Treated Like An Addiction?

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At first, someone with an addiction and someone with an eating disorder like anorexia may seem to be struggling with completely different issues. The person who is addicted to drugs or alcohol abuses the substance because they are preoccupied with a sensation. On the other hand, someone with anorexia or another eating disorder is consumed […]

Dealing with the Side Effects of Antidepressants

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When used by people who need them, antidepressant drugs can be a very important part of treatment for a variety of mental health issues. They have helped countless people feel better about themselves and their environments, and contributed a great deal to holistic, therapeutic treatments that have helped many people thrive. However, for some users, […]

The Link Between Cocaine and Anorexia

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Co-occurring disorders can come in the form of common links between particular drugs and associated mental health issues. The effects of certain drugs can influence or provide relief to specific symptoms of disorders, making them more likely to be an issue of addiction for someone that disorder. In the case of patients with anorexia, a […]

Multiple Addictions and Mental Health

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When someone has an addictive personality and the vulnerability to engage in compulsive behavior it is not surprising if they suffer from multiple addictions. Cross addictions are all too common in the world of recovery as hardly anyone enters treatment with a simple cut-and-dry problem. With multiple addictions there are also likely to be mental […]

Dealing with Obsession in Recovery

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Coming off an addiction can sometimes feel overwhelming and filled with many challenges. All aspects of your life and health have adapted and centered around you use of a particular substance, so going without that substance can be a huge adjustment for your physical health, social networks, and emotional processing. Yet the biggest challenge is […]

How Effective Are Anti-Depressants?

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It has become much more common in the past decade or so for clinical depression to be treated with medication to improve chemical balance in the brain. Psychiatrists often prescribe treatment in the form of SSRIs or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Although these types of prescription antidepressants are very common, there is some controversy regarding […]

Tramadol Abuse Sky-rockets in Egypt

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Addiction does not discriminate. It affects people all over the world, from every culture, ethnicity, socioeconomic level, and context imaginable. However, there are a number of factors that can increase a society’s vulnerability to addiction, including the prevalence of a substance and difficult circumstances such as widespread trauma or poverty. The combination of these factors […]