The bright lights of the holiday season aren’t just for decoration; they can also help regulate your mood In late fall and winter, shorter daylight hours leave many people with little to no sun exposure, signaling the brain to create too much of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin This overproduction of melatonin leads to seasonal affective disorder (SAD) , a mood disorder that affects an estimated 10…
How pro-anorexia websites affect the psychology of eating disorders
It can be impossible to distinguish between sites that are refuges from the ravages of anorexia and those that are bastions of recruitment for it.
This Is What It's Like To Be A Man With An Eating Disorder
An estimated 24 million people in the U.S. have eating disorders, and they aren’t all women and girls.
How Do Bleeding Disorders Affect a Patient's Health?
Bleeding disorders are characterized by the impairment of the blood's ability to clot. Blood clotting is essential for preventing excessive bleeding due to internal or external wounds. Bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, can significantly affect a patient's health and quality of life.
How A Sleep Disorder Might Point To A Forgotten Future
Acting out dreams in your sleep may put you at risk for developing dementia later in life, researchers say. The behavior appears to portend Lewy body dementia, the second-most common form of dementia among older people.
Why Is It So Hard to Treat Eating Disorders?
Anorexia alone kills more people than any other mental illness does.
How Poetry Helped This Eating Disorder Survivor Heal
"It is an act of political warfare to consume in a culture that tells us we are only meant to be consumable."
Dear Teacher: Heartfelt Advice for Teachers from Students
Kids with a formal diagnosis, such as autism, Asperger's, ADHD, learning disabilities, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Central Auditory Processing Disorder ...
How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder
As simple systems show signs of life, scientists are arguing about whether this apparent complexity is all a consequence of thermodynamics.
How to Get Disability Benefits for Depression or Bi-Polar Disorder
www.disabilitydenials.com/bipolar-disorder-disability.html www.disabilitydenials.com/depression-disability.html In this video Marc Whitehead, B...
12 Ways to Ease Seasonal Depression
Treat seasonal affective disorder like the depression it is -- with diet, exercise, and the help of a professional.
What to Do If You Think Your Friend Has an Eating Disorder
In the U.S., an estimated 20 million women and 10 million men will live with an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime. Despite our erasure in most research or media portrayals of the mental illness, Latinas experience EDs at rates comparable or greater than non-Latinas.
These Photos Nail What It Feels Like To Have An Anxiety Disorder
It can be difficult to verbalize what it's like to experience mental illness, so photographer Katie Crawford decided to show people instead of tell them....
How running can help with Anxiety Disorders such as OCD & Panic
Anxiety disorder is not a case that cannot be treated. It can be minimized until finally controlled that the person who experiences it can actually stop the debilitating effects from happening. The great news is that help for treating anxiety disorder these days is more frequent than ever
Mental illness burden and care: Facts and figures
How do mental disorders affect the poor and who can help? Neerja Chowdhary and Vijay Shankar look at the evidence.
Seasonal depression could be amplified in 2020, experts say. Here's how to handle it.
Symptoms of seasonal depression, also known as seasonal affective disorder, could be amplified by the pandemic this winter.
How to Fight the Secret Battle Many Entrepreneurs Face
Obsessive-compulsive disorder affects entrepreneurs, but we're now just talking about it honestly. Expert Liz Funk shares how to better manage OCD.
How 3 Minutes Can Save a Life During Eating Disorders Awareness Week
How to get stuff done when you are depressed
Jessica Gimeno lives with bipolar disorder and wants to expand the discourse around mental health. It's not enough to just receive a diagnosis, she says, peo...