Subtle Signs of Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences occasional bouts of anxiety, as it’s a normal part of the human experience. However, for millions of children, adolescents, and adults, anxiety plays a significant role in their day-to-day lives. It causes significant distress, interferes with their ability to function, and robs them of the joy they deserve. In severe cases, anxiety can…

Identifying Signs of Depression

Most people feel down occasionally, but in some situations a low mood can become chronic. Major life changes like divorce or empty nest syndrome can create sadness that becomes independent of any circumstance and seems to stretch on indefinitely. Here are some tips to help determine whether it’s time to seek out help for a…

What is Night Eating Disorder?

It’s typical to get the night time munchies during a good movie at home or when watching television. It’s also common for college students to munch on pre-packaged foods late into the night. But new research suggests there might be more to night eating, which the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) recognizes…

The Impact of Divorce on Problem Drinking

Heavy drinking takes a toll on individuals and relationships. As drinking becomes prioritized over responsibilities, it may become difficult for a problem drinker to maintain steady employment, leading to financial difficulties. In addition, alcohol use disorders are associated with a higher risk of developing depression, and the individual may experience sadness, loneliness and feelings of…

Ana Moreno Talks About Self-Injury On Univision

In this interview on Univision, Ana Moreno of Lucida Treatment Center discusses self-injury, which is intentional injury to one’s body in an effort to escape from emotional trauma. This is a problem that affects two million people a year in the U.S. Self-injury is often an attempt to feel a sense of control. Another current…