Schizophrenia, An Opportunity to Love

Do you know someone who seems like he or she has “lost touch” with reality? Does this person talk about “hearing voices” no one else can? Does he or she see or feel things no one else can? Does this person believe things that aren’t true? Sometimes people with these symptoms have schizophrenia, a seriousContinue reading “Schizophrenia, An Opportunity to Love”

Relapsing [Without Being a Moron About It]

 A Bumpy Road: Dealing with Relapse There may not ever be a last episode, but there are ways to fend off and mitigate the next one. By Jodi Helmer Doctors never talked to Elly L. about RELAPSE. Although she was hospitalized during a manic episode and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, doctors never mentioned that itContinue reading “Relapsing [Without Being a Moron About It]”

When Eating is Out-of-Control

What is Binge Eating Disorder (BED)?   Individuals with binge eating disorder (BED) engage in binge eating, but in contrast to people with bulimia nervosa (BN) they do not regularly use inappropriate compensatory weight control behaviors such as fasting or purging to lose weight. Binge eating, by definition, is eating that is characterized by rapid consumptionContinue reading “When Eating is Out-of-Control”

A Woman’s Depression [Honesty]

Depression Fits the Hearts of Women Women experience twice the rate of depression as men. Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness in life. When the “down” times last a long time or interfere with your ability to function, you may be suffering from a common medical illness called depression. Major depression affects your mood, mind, bodyContinue reading “A Woman’s Depression [Honesty]”