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Alcoholism: Definition, Symptoms, Effects, Causes, Treatment & Rehab

Alcoholism Alcoholism (a.k.a. alcohol dependence and alcohol addiction) is a progressive degenerative disease that includes the following four symptoms: physical dependence, the loss of control, craving, and tolerance. There are many different issues concerning alcoholism that need to be studied in order to better understand this damaging disease. More explicitly, there are health-related, emotional, behavioral, social, and physical facets of this disease that result in predictable and observable health hazards and destructive behaviors that together form the effects of alcoholism. And by the way, research has not uncovered any evidence that any of the effects of alcoholism are positive. In a word, alcoholism is a disease that will eventually result in debilitating and life threatening circumstances. One of the key facts about alcohol-drinking is that for most people who drink, alcohol is a pleasant experience, especially when they engage in social functions. In the majority of cas

Addiction: Drug Addiction and Alcoholism

Addiction Addiction takes many forms, but has some unique features regardless of the substance or behavior of choice. It is characterized by a compulsive craving or desire for the substance, impulsive behaviors, and continued use and abuse despite negative social, physical, and emotional consequences. Addiction means, most simply, a repetitive compulsion to ingest a particular substance or engage in a particular activity that results in pleasant feeling or “high” in the short-term, but which has harmful long-term consequences to a person’s health, mental state or lifestyle. Like many other chronic diseases, addiction can have periods of remission (absence of behavior) and relapse (recurrence of behavior). If left untreated, however, addiction can lead to long-term physical, emotional and social damage or, even, death. The most well known types of addiction are drug addiction and alcohol addiction; these addictions are often known as substance dependence. Substance dependence includes c

Eating Disorders: Causes, Types, Symptoms and Treatment

Eating Disorders Eating Disorders are outlined by any eating pattern or habit that’s out of the realms of traditional. This might embody eating too very little or an excessive amount of food; most in order that it’s the potential to begin to have an effect on the person’s physical health. Obsession with body weight or shape, distorted perception of body shape, or obsession with certain food causes eating disorders. While the precise reason for isn’t known, it will typically be attributed to a mixture of things that embody environmental and biological factors What Causes Eating Disorders Eating disorder is a complex concept, with no single cause that can be cited behind the disorder. However several risk factors have been identified as contributing to the onset of eating disorders. Many experts believe that the interaction between biology, psychology and social factors influence the diagnosis of an eating disorder. Most eating disorders are diagnosed during adolescence, a time

Understanding Depersonalization

Understanding  Depersonalization Imagine being stuck inside a small glass box 24 hours a day wherever you go. Imagine feeling as if you're about to float away or disappear into thin air because you have no human body to tether you to the real world. Imagine being unable to hold a real conversation because you can't interpret the other person's words or register what they're saying. Imagine exchanging eye contact with a loved one and seeing nothing but a 2D comic-book image, devoid of emotion or meaning. Imagine seriously considering whether or not you might have died because you're unable to feel anything - physically or emotionally. Imagine looking in the mirror and not recognizing the person staring back at you. We feel so separated from both our body and mind that our reflections might as well be different people. The hypotheticals we gave you are all common descriptions of different people's experiences of depersonalization (often abbreviated to DP). But

PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prognosis

PMDD: Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder) is a severe form of PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome). In this disorder, a woman feels irritable, angry, shows major depression symptoms * and lives in tension before her menstruation. About 3-8% of women suffer from this disorder during their menstruation years. It starts interfering with social and occupational life of a woman. Anxiety disorder, SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) * and Major Depression * is more prevalent in women suffering from premenstrual dysphoric disorder than their counterparts. [ * SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and Major Depression are discussed at the end of this article ] PMDD Causes Large intake of caffeine Hereditary Hormonal changes resulting out of a woman’s menstrual cycle No exercise Lack of serotonin Consumption of alcohol Overweight    PMDD Symptoms Though the symptoms of PMDD are similar to that of PMS, they are more severe in nature when compared

PTSD: Test, Tips, Treatment & Coping with Flashbacks

PTSD Test, Tips & Treatment What is PTSD Post traumatic stress disorder  (also known as PTSD ) is, as the name suggests, a type of anxiety disorder brought on by a particular traumatic event. The most widely known example of this is soldiers returning from war after witnessing or being involved in some horrific situation, but there are many causes such as physical trauma, sexual abuse, mental abuse, terrorist attack, death of a friend or family member, rape etc. Following exposure to a tragic event an individual could be at risk of developing emotional distress and anxiety which if left unchecked can bring about the dreaded post traumatic stress disorder. PTSD is classified as an intense anxiety disorder triggered by traumatic experiences and its symptoms are believed to last longer than four weeks. Although trauma stressors are the underlying cause, post traumatic stress disorder can develop immediately after exposure or in some cases, long after the traumatic experience