Body Image Distortion and Bulimia

Body image distortion is a term that mental health professionals use to describe a significantly inaccurate self-perception of your body size and shape. People with distorted body images have increased risks for developing an eating disorder. According to the results of a study published in 2011 in the journal NeuroImage, individuals affected by the eating…

Angry man

Angry, Hostile Men May Have Depression

When someone is asked to visualize an individual with depression, they may imagine a withdrawn person sadly and quietly sitting away from others or curled up sleepless in a bed. Both images are silent and sad. But the characteristics of depression are not always so quiet. For men, many times the signs and symptoms of…

teen getting bullied by peers

Bullied Teens Seek Comfort in Alcohol, Drugs

Being the target of bullying is a serious problem for many of today’s teens.  It can lead to significant emotional pain and trauma, and isn’t something that a teen merely needs to “get over.” The emotional impact of bullying can leave lasting scars.  Sadly, some teens turn to alcohol and drugs as a way to…