Call our Free 24/7 Helpline Now

New Treatment Approach Could Help Depressed Smokers Quit

Author: Shernide Delva Quitting smoking is hard. Quitting smoking when you’re depressed is even harder. That’s why researchers are testing a new smoking cessation treatment combining medication and behavioral activation therapy targeted at this particular population. Researchers from Northwestern Medicine have pinpointed why quitting smoking is so difficult for depressed people. Now, they are testing . . . . Continue Reading


Simone Biles: I Have ADHD, And It’s Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

On Tuesday, the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) made the startling announcement that Russian hackers had leaked confidential information about U.S. Olympic athletes. The leaks revealed information from Therapeutic Use Exemptions, which allow athletes to use banned substances if they are for treating legitimate medical issues. The list of athletes on this list ranged from Venus . . . . Continue Reading


6 Reasons You Are Tired All the Time

Do you feel like you are tired all the time? If you do, you are not alone.  Shilpi Agarwal, MD, a board-certified family medicine and integrative and holistic medicine physician, revealed in an article in Psychology Today, that close to half her female patients in their late 20s through their 40s report some degree of . . . . Continue Reading


Food Addiction: Not About Willpower

    It turns out food addiction has little to do with willpower. Research reveals those who struggle with food addiction have a fault in their brain chemistry. Have you ever claimed to be obsessed with a particular food? Maybe it was pizza or ice-cream. Perhaps cake is your food of choice. Regardless of what . . . . Continue Reading


Are You Addicted to Bad Relationships?

  Relationships can be great if they are healthy. However, a growing number of people consistently find themselves in unhealthy damaging relationships. Recent articles have suggested that some people may be addicted to bad relationships. Bad relationship addiction follows the same rules as other types of addiction. The definition of addiction is a strong, harmful need . . . . Continue Reading


How Samuel L. Jackson Went From Drug Addict To A-List Actor

“I was out of my mind a lot of the time.” Samuel L. Jackson recently opened up about his experience overcoming drug addiction and becoming an A-List Actor. Jackson received his Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s BET Awards. During the ceremony, Jackson shared a touching story involving his wife and daughter. “[They] found me . . . . Continue Reading


Overweight Child = Higher Risk of Addiction As Adult?

Apparently, adults who were overweight as children have a greater chance of having an addiction as an adult. The study applies to girls only so no word on whether this would apply to men as of yet.  Researchers at the Indiana University School of Education conducted the study. Essentially, they found that girls who were . . . . Continue Reading


Curing Depression Through Food?

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects millions. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel and handle daily activities.  Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with symptoms of depression. With the right treatment, anyone can find a way to overcome their depression. No one . . . . Continue Reading


Eating Disorders Still A Major Issue For Instagram

The pro-eating disorder community continues to try to spread an unhealthy message to others and despite Instagram’s efforts to put a stop to this community, these groups continue to spread. These Instagrammers resort to misspellings of popular old tags to spread unhealthy images to each other. Back in 2012, Instagram tried to put a stop to . . . . Continue Reading


Could Dedication Be Your Downfall?

Dedication is defined as the “quality of being committed to a task or purpose.” In essence, that sounds like a great attribute to have. However, when your dedication holds you back from truly pursuing your passions in life, can it be more of a downfall than an achievement? A recent article in Psychology Today believes . . . . Continue Reading