Just Eat: Questioning the Concept of ‘Choice’ in Eating Disorders

By Elizabeth Langreck, MS, RDN, Director of Nutrition at Promises Scottsdale Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder are life-altering, life-threatening psychological illnesses characterized by extreme eating habits and an obsession with body weight or shape. Eating disorders do not discriminate. Men and women of all ages, races, religions, sizes, education levels and socioeconomic …

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Is Percocet a Depressant?

Percocet is a brand-name painkiller that works by depressing or dulling the central nervous system. When someone with severe or chronic pain takes Percocet, the drug blocks receptors in the nervous system, greatly reducing pain symptoms. Percocet may be a central nervous system depressant, but it is not a mood depressant. In fact, users who …

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Central Nervous System Disorders: Fibromyalgia & Alcohol Abuse

Fibromyalgia is a long-term health condition that leads to chronic, widespread physical pain. Researchers have found that alcohol consumption can help reduce symptoms of the condition and bring significant pain relief. For this reason, people affected by fibromyalgia may be tempted to increase their alcohol intake in order to keep the disorder under control. However, …

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Buprenorphine/Naloxone Medical Uses

A combination of buprenorphine/naloxone is marketed under the brand names Suboxone and Zubsolv in order to assist with the drug addiction recovery process. Buprenorphine/naloxone consists of two main ingredients that cancel each other out: buprenorphine is a type of narcotic or opioid, and naloxone is a drug that blocks the effects of opioids. In fact, …

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