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Make Time To Care For Binge Eating Disorder In College

Make Time To Care For Binge Eating Disorder In College

You’re in college and you have binge eating disorder. You might be wondering how you can take care of yourself when stress can play a huge part in your eating disorder. College is a fun and exciting time which can also be incredibly difficult and challenging. Amid the demands of school work, how do you find the time to practice binge eating disorder self care and eat on a regular schedule?

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How to Be Kind to Yourself and Build Self-Esteem

Be kind to yourself and your self-esteem will improve. Try these easy tips that take less than five minutes to help you learn to be kind to yourself.

How to Be Kind to Yourself and Build Self-Esteem

In order to have healthy self-esteem, it’s important to be kind to yourself. Many of us neglect taking care of ourselves emotionally. It’s easier to be nice to others rather than ourselves sometimes. This doesn’t have to be a time-consuming assignment. You can be nice to yourself in small increments each day. Being kind to yourself can improve you overall self-esteem and mood.

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The Therapeutic Value of Animals

The Therapeutic Value of Animals

Research has shown the therapeutic value of animals. We’ve all seen service animals, but did you know that some states recognize psychiatric service animals or therapy animals? Some states, like Florida, allow psychiatric service dogs. And my state, Indiana, allows therapy animals. What legal protection they have depends on the state you’re in, but it brings up the issue of the therapeutic value of animals.

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Internalizing What Other People Think of Bipolar Disorder

Internalizing What Other People Think of Bipolar Disorder

If you’ve read some of the comments here, you know what some other people think of bipolar disorder. Some people think that those with bipolar are manipulative, angry, abusive and some even say we’re downright evil. And it’s easy to internalize what others think of bipolar disorder. It’s easy to believe we are these things. But you are worth more than a single, negative descriptor. You are not what other people think of bipolar disorder.

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PTSD Treatment: My Experience With EMDR Therapy

PTSD Treatment: My Experience With EMDR Therapy

My experience with eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy started when eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) was suggested to me as treatment for my posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and I thought the process sounded like some crazy science fiction stuff from a movie set far into the future. I was supposed to watch some lights going back and forth while holding vibrating tactile devices and listening to ambient sounds, both of which alternated from right to left? What? And that was going to somehow, magically maybe, move my traumatic memories to some other part of my brain where they wouldn’t be so intrusive and emotion-provoking? That sounds as crazy as I was feeling at the time, but I was desperate for relief from my PTSD symptoms and willing to try anything so I tried the PTSD treatment of EMDR therapy.

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Alcohol-Induced Behavior: Learning from Bad Choices

Alcohol-Induced Behavior: Learning from Bad Choices

Alcohol is well-known for its disinhibiting effect on people, and many people believe a drunken person’s behavior can quickly change from being a bad choice to alcohol-induced behavior (Short-Term, Long-Term Effects of Alcohol). A video of a Miami doctor raging against an Uber driver over the weekend has gone viral. Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, suspended from her job due to the video, implores other people to learn from her actions. She has accepted responsibility, acknowledged that she acted inappropriately, and now begs for forgiveness, stating that her behavior was grossly out of character. Dr. Ramkissoon does not, however, seem to acknowledge the role that alcohol may have played in the incident, which appears to be the teachable lesson in this situation (What Is Alcoholism?). Learn how to determine when a person’s behavior goes from simply being a bad choice to alcohol-induced behavior, and what can be done to prevent similar incidents in the future. 

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Binge Eating Disorder: What Is a Binge Like?

Binge Eating Disorder: What Is a Binge Like?

One question I get asked frequently about my binge eating disorder boils down to, what is a binge like? The word “binge” is used exceedingly hyperbolically and often leads to confusion both from the person using the term and the person hearing it. What does it mean to binge? How is it different from average behavior? What is it like to binge?

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Pitfalls Of The Internet When Battling Schizoaffective Disorder

Pitfalls Of The Internet When Battling Schizoaffective Disorder

As someone with schizoaffective disorder, it’s hard to say whether the Internet is a blessing or a curse. After all, without the Internet, I wouldn’t be writing this and you wouldn’t be reading it. But what can be the pitfalls of the Internet for someone with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder?

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Recreate Yourself Without Anxiety And Depression

Recreate Yourself Without Anxiety And Depression

To recreate yourself without anxiety and depression is a wonderful, liberating thing to do. Anxiety and depression are heavy burdens that can seem to completely overtake our lives. Anxiety keeps us trapped in things such as worry and fear, and depression weights us down and zaps joy and energy. The symptoms of anxiety and the symptoms of depression sometimes feel like our identity, like who we have become. A powerful way to break free from the all-consuming trap of anxiety and depression is to recreate yourself without anxiety and depression.

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Vitamins That Can Relieve Psychiatric Symptoms

Vitamins That Can Relieve Psychiatric Symptoms

Did you that vitamins can relieve some psychiatric symptoms? Recently my psychiatrist ordered some lab work because I was complaining of exhaustion, sleeping too much, and not feeling rested when I woke up. The labs revealed my iron was about half of what it should be, explaining the symptoms. When you are on your medications and in counseling and still feel symptomatic, there are vitamins that can relieve psychiatric symptoms.

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