A man sits at a desk and thinks about how Binge Eating May Affect Bipolar Disorder Development

Binge Eating May Affect Bipolar Disorder Development

A 2011 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders shows a binge-eating disorder may affect the development of bipolar disorder. The new update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) identifies binge eating as a distinct disorder for the first time, and the co-occurrence of this disorder with bipolar disorder seems…

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10 Signs You May Need Mental Health Treatment

As human beings, we’re all unique in so many wonderful (and sometimes not so wonderful) ways.  Each of us has particular idiosyncrasies and foibles that make us endearing to some and annoying to others.  But if something is “unique”, does that also mean it’s “abnormal”?  After all, “normal” is one of the most subjective words…

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How Is Impulsive Behavior Linked to Eating Disorders?

Impulsive behavior (also known as impulsivity) is the general term for a group of behaviors that occur with little or no planning or personal reflection. Doctors and mental health professionals can measure the tendency toward participation in these behaviors in several ways. Current research indicates that impulsive tendencies can play a significant role in the…

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Types of Mental Illnesses

There are several conditions recognized as mental illnesses. Millions of people suffer from these disorders in the United States and around the world. The most common types of mental illnesses include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and attention deficit disorder. Those who suffer from one or more mental illnesses can often feel alone. Getting…