Overcoming Purging Disorder: A Guide to Getting Help

Definition of Purging Disorder Purging Disorder is a type of eating disorder characterized by the repeated use of purging behaviors, such as self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives or diuretics, fasting, or excessive exercise, in an effort to lose weight or prevent weight gain. Purging Disorder can have serious physical and psychological…

Living with Prader-Willi Syndrome: Resources, Support

Definition of Prader-Willi syndrome Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a complex genetic disorder characterized by a persistent feeling of hunger, leading to overeating and obesity, as well as intellectual disability, behavioral problems, and other physical symptoms. It is caused by a deletion or malfunction of certain genes on chromosome 15 and…

Overcoming Intrusive Thoughts and Repetitive Behaviors in OCD

Definition of OCD OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a mental disorder characterized by repetitive and persistent thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive behaviors or mental acts (compulsions) that a person feels the need to perform. These obsessions and compulsions cause significant distress, anxiety, and interfere with daily functioning. People with OCD often realize…

Buspar (Buspirone): Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Warning

Brief overview of Buspar Buspar (buspirone) is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders. It works by affecting certain chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms of anxiety such as tension, nervousness, and irritability. Buspar is a non-benzodiazepine medication and does not cause physical dependence. Purpose of the blog…

Chronic Insomnia: Risks and Solution

Introduction Definition of Insomnia Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, leading to poor sleep quality and daytime fatigue. It can be temporary, or chronic, and is often a symptom of an underlying condition or stress. Symptoms of Insomnia The common symptoms of insomnia…

When You’ll Need to Know About Bulimia Nervosa

Introduction Definition and explanation of bulimia nervosa Bulimia nervosa is a serious eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating episodes, during which a person consumes an abnormally large amount of food in a short period of time, followed by purging behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, laxative abuse, or excessive exercise…

What Is Anorexia nervosa?

Introduction Definition of Anorexia Nervosa Anorexia Nervosa is a type of eating disorder characterized by an obsessive fear of gaining weight, an intense desire to be thin, and a distorted body image, leading to self-starvation and significant weight loss. People with anorexia may have an irrational belief that they are…

A Guide to Erectile Dysfunction from Start to Finish

Introduction Definition of Erectile Dysfunction (ED) Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a condition in which a man is unable to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. The condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical conditions, psychological factors, or a combination of both. ED can…

A Guide to Schizoaffective Disorder from Start to Finish

Introduction Definition of Schizoaffective Disorder Schizoaffective Disorder is a mental health condition characterized by symptoms of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, such as depression or bipolar disorder. It is diagnosed when a person experiences a combination of psychotic symptoms (such as delusions or hallucinations) and mood symptoms (such as…

Why You Should Worry About Borderline Personality Disorder

Introduction Definition of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a mental health disorder characterized by a pervasive pattern of instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. These difficulties often result in impulsivity and self-destructive behavior. People with BPD may experience intense and unstable emotions, have difficulty…

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Introduction Definition of stress urinary incontinence Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition where a person experiences involuntary leakage of urine during physical activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising. It is caused by a loss of support to the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine out…