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Women More Likely to Develop Mental Health Problems, According to Study

Women More Likely to Develop Mental Health Problems, According to Study

  Women are more likely to develop mental health problems, according to a study by Professor Daniel Freeman of Oxford University. The findings of the study, which is based on data from other epidemiological studies from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe, present significant ramifications for public health. According to Freeman’s study, women are almost 75% more likely than their male counterparts to report recent difficulties with depression and about 60% are more … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Latest News, Research

The Impact of Smoking and Heavy Drinking on the Brain

  If you are old enough to read this article, you probably know someone who consumes alcohol on a regular basis. In fact, statistics from the National Institutes of Health show that about 29 percent of women and 43 percent of men reported binge drinking in the last year. You probably know someone who smokes too, as nearly 20 percent of Americans do so. Maybe you even know someone smokes and drinks. If you know such a person and care enough, you should call this article to their attention. It may help to save them, as their cognitive function may be in danger. Recent research has revealed that both smoking and drinking alcohol is combination is especially harmful to the cognitive function of the brain. These two behaviors are each known to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Alcohol and Drugs, Research

Nervousness, Anxiety Can Hinder Men and Women in Job Interviews

Nervousness, Anxiety Can Hinder Men and Women in Job Interviews

  New research out of the University of Guelph suggests that people who suffer from anxiety may do poorly during job interviews. And if that weren’t bad enough, get this: Men have more trouble than women. It is not uncommon to experience anxiety in the period leading up to and during an actual interview, according to research professor Dr. Deborah Powell. Powell, who led the study, said there are several theories that could explain the results. Anxiety often … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Research

Postpartum Depression More Common and Serious Than We See

Postpartum Depression More Common and Serious Than We See

  Being a new mother is difficult for any woman, and mood swings are simply a part of the experience. However, when these are serious and persisting, they can very easily signify postpartum depression. This disorder is largely undiagnosed and undertreated. Up to 1 in 7 new mothers may suffer from this type of depression. Leaving the disease untreated poses serious health and safety concerns to both the mother and her child, such as leaving with … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Life, Mental Illness, Treatment

Macklemore Talks to Rolling Stone about Recent Successes and Sobriety

  Rapper Macklemore speaks candidly about his struggle to stay sober through his recent meteoric rise to top the pop charts and his overnight surge in popularity, in an interview with Rolling Stone that hits newsstands today. As his fame has exploded recently, so has his schedule, which has put a burden on his sobriety. “The last three months haven’t been good for me – the pressure, the expectation, the lack of sleep, the stress, the traveling,” he explains to Rolling Stone. “I can’t escape Macklemore. I just want to get the fuck out of my own head.” The artist also discusses his improbable and challenging journey to commercial success, despite his struggles with substance abuse. Macklemore’s rise has been entirely self-made; he runs his own label, makes his music videos, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Celebrity News, Substance Abuse

Eating Disorders in Pop Culture

Eating Disorders in Pop Culture

  In the industries of acting, singing, and modeling, eating disorders run rampant. People in Hollywood and the public eye often go to great lengths to reach and retain an unrealistic, unhealthy body size while stars with healthy bodies are bashed in the media for their weight. The portrayal of beauty and success in pop culture has a huge negative impact on society, particularly on young girls who are misled to believe that the key to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Celebrity News, Conditions and Disorders, Eating disorders

Unhealthy Eating Makes a Bad Mood Worse

Unhealthy Eating Makes a Bad Mood Worse

  Taking part in unhealthy eating behaviors may cause women who are concerned about their diet and self-image to experience a worsening of their moods, according to Penn State researchers. In a study, college-age women who were concerned about their eating behaviors reported that moods worsened after bouts of disordered eating, said Kristin Heron, research associate at the Survey Research Center. “There was little in the way of mood changes right before the unhealthy eating behaviors,” said Heron.  … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Eating disorders, Research

Hunger Games? Nope. Hunger Pains!

  As a woman, I can definitely attest to the fact that girls get more hungry before their periods. Sometimes I feel like I can eat right through a cement wall! In fact, it’s been scientifically proven. (Well, not the part where I can eat cement. Cause that would be kind of weird, don’t you think?) Why is it though, that women see such an appetite increase during the week right before their periods? Some say that it’s because of an increased amount of calories burned at a basal metabolic rate, while other scientists believe that the progesterone released has an appetite increasing effect. The basal metabolic rate, or BMR, is the amount of calories someone burns while they’re simply sitting or sleeping. However, when a female is about to menstruate, her … Read entire article »

Filed under: Conditions and Disorders, Eating disorders

AA Benefits Men and Women Differently

  New research suggests that there are differences in the ways that participation in Alcoholic Anonymous (AA) helps men and women to stay sober. Two researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital discovered that even though different factors of AA are helpful to those who attend the meetings, these factors effect men and women differently.  For example, men benefited more from avoiding social situations where drinking was prevalent and avoiding companions who encourage drinking.  For women, increased self-confidence in the ability to not drink while feeling sad, depressed, or anxious appeared to be more important for women. It is important to realize that both men and women benefit from AA.  It seems fair to say that they both benefit equally from being a part of the AA club.  However, “some of the ways in which they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recovery, Research

Feminism within Recovery

Feminism within Recovery

  I had a lot of trauma when I came into the rooms, and I had been one of those girls who didn’t really have female friends – or at least any I didn’t hook up with towards the end. I don’t really know what that says about me.  I was overwhelmed, and women scared me.  I felt like they could see me too clearly and would attack once they saw my weakness.  When I was five … Read entire article »

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