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Binge Eating Disorder
Binge Eating Disorder: Signs, Causes, and Solutions

    According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, approximately 28.8 million people in the United States struggle with some kind of eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or binge eating disorder.   Of all these conditions, binge eating disorder is one of the most misunderstood. This lack of

Healing Separation
How to Make a Marital Separation Agreement That is Healthy for your Relationship

According to this survey published by the Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, more than 50 percent of spouses that are separated believe that staying apart is an effective option for resolving their family issues and rebuilding a healthy relationship.   Couples can go through 2 different types of separation: A trial or informal separation or

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria
What is Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?

    According to this study published by the American Journal of Psychiatry, emotional dysregulation and Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD for short) often accompany neurodevelopmental conditions like Attention-Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD).   Although many people with ADHD experience RSD, it still is not currently recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Because

Am I In a Loveless Marriage
Am I In A Loveless Marriage?

    It’s normal for any marriage to go through a rough patch from time to time. When a couple feels that they’re having more rough patches than good times, though, they may start to question if they are in a loveless marriage.   For those who are struggling with an unhappy marriage or unhealthy

Mood Disorder Medication
Medications for Mood Disorders: A Complete Guide

    The National Institute of Mental Health states that 9.7 percent of adults in the United States have dealt with a mood disorder at some point in the past year.   A mood disorder is any type of mental illness that primarily affects a person’s mood or emotional state. People with mood disorders often

Sexual Medicine
Medications for Sex: Health, Functioning, & Pleasure

    Sexual dysfunctions are a widely experienced issue. Erectile dysfunction affects approximately 30 million men in the United States. Additionally, 40 percent of women worldwide struggle with sexual dysfunction. Sexual problems and dysfunctions are far more common than many people realize.   Clearly, this health problem is a serious issue that affects a large

Medication for Panic, PTSD, and Crisis
Medications for Panic, PTSD, and Crisis

    According to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, at some point in their lives, approximately 6 percent of the U.S. population will have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD). Roughly 4.7 percent of adults will struggle with panic disorder at some point in their lives as well, according to the National Institute of

Integrative Mental Healthcare
What is Integrative Mental Healthcare?

    According to the World Health Organization, between 35 and 50 percent of people in high-income countries (including the United States) with mental disorders are not receiving mental health treatment.   Many experts agree that incorporating integrative medicine and health into mental health treatment protocols could lead to better outcomes (compared to conventional medicine