Day: February 15, 2013

Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Women

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is a form of medically serious anxiety characterized by persistent, extreme worry about a variety of everyday events, situations and circumstances. While most people worry about things in their lives to a certain degree, people with GAD develop ongoing levels of stress and anxiety that damage their ability to function and …

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How to Manage Work and Family Obligations During Your Addiction Treatment

Can I lose my job? Who will care for my children? How do I juggle work and family demands while I’m in treatment? If you’re contemplating addiction treatment, troubling questions like these are often foremost in your mind. Everyone has responsibilities, whether it’s paying the bills or caring for a small child. Some people, like …

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Health Effects of Bulimia

Bulimia (bulimia nervosa) is a common eating disorder characterized by repeated cycles of binge eating followed by regurgitation or other forms of food purging. While the superficial source of this behavior is an obsession with body weight, shape or size, underlying motivations for bulimic actions include the desire to relieve anxiety or stress and the …

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Drug Abuse and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a characteristically severe form of mental illness that produces symptoms such as delusional states of mind, hallucinations, and a loss of normal emotional expressiveness, motivation and/or thinking skills. Along with several other illnesses, it belongs to a group of mental disorders known as psychotic disorders. People who abuse drugs sometimes develop symptoms that …

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