Brain Abnormality Indicates General Risk for Mental Illness

A new study has found an abnormality in visual regions of the brain that is associated with a person's general risk for mental illness, and these findings indicate a signature abnormality shared between common forms of mental illness.

May 18

Categories: Addictions, Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...


The Science of Addiction and Recovery

This article seeks to understand the precursors that lead to addiction, dispelling common belief and previous claims. The research into recovery also serves as a springboard for further discovery to revolutionise treatment.

May 4

Categories: Addictions


The Paradox of Addiction

The Addiction Paradox Conundrum: Chronic pain management and skyrocketing death rates? People are increasingly becoming addicted to opiates, marking dangerous times ahead. New approaches to this addiction are needed. Pronto.

Nov 16

Categories: Addictions, Chronic Pain, Drug Addiction


Why Phones Are So Addictive

The happy chemicals in your brain are a reason why you are addicted to your phone.

Sep 13

Categories: Addictions


Using Technology to Help Your Sobriety

The rise in social media and smartphone apps has provided more resources for people on the road to becoming sober. In recent years, technology has played a big role for people who are trying to be sober. Here are a few ways technology can help.

Sep 11

Categories: Addictions


Workaholism and Your Relationships

Workaholism may not seem that bad. However, it can prevent you from having a good relationship with others and isolate you from even yourself. Sometimes the negative impact workaholism has on relationships are not seen until the ties with others ...

Aug 26

Categories: Addictions


The Psychology of Addiction

People who are not addicted to illicit substances may wonder how people get addicted, and why they would put themselves in a position that compromises many aspects of their life. Truth is, addicts often have little control over the psychological ...

Jul 15

Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction


9 Warning Signs of Exercise Addiction

How much exercise is too much exercise? Here are some warning signs to look out for.

Jul 1

Categories: Addictions


3 Triggers that Cause Us to Reach for Our Phone

Just think of how much time is being spent staring at that screen. How often are we distracting ourselves from more important things? How much additional time is spent getting back on task? What are we missing out on in our day to day lives, or in ...

Jun 22

Categories: Addictions


10 Keys to Recovery

The must-haves for recovery from mental illness or addiction.

Jun 6

Categories: Addictions, Mental Health in Asia


Fearful 'Memories' Passed Between Generations

New study on mice suggests parents' fears can be passed on to their children. Implications of the study on understanding alcohol addiction, phobias and anxiety are discussed.

Dec 27

Categories: Addictions, Anxiety, Other, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / ...


Social Media, Loneliness, and Anxiety in Young People

Is there a role for social media in perpetuating anxiety through feelings of disconnection and loneliness? At first glance, social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter seem to be a modern means of facilitating our connectedness with others, ...

Dec 16

Categories: Addictions, Social Anxiety / Phobia, Social Isolation


Why Sugar is So Addictive?

Addiction is a medical condition in which the person has uncontrollable desire to take a substance or engage in an activity, despite knowing that it may lead to adverse effects. Taking that substance or engaging in that activity will make the person ...

Nov 4

Categories: Addictions, Eating Disorders


Diabetes Drug for Addiction Treatment

A relatively new class of drugs, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists, have had much success in the treatment of type 2 diabetes. Now, these drugs may offer support in the treatment of addiction and drug abuse.

Oct 7

Categories: Addictions


Psychologists scramble to keep up with growing social media addiction

FOMO, FOBO, and NoMo are among a growing list of acronyms relating to people's fear of not being able to check their social media feed. This reflects the phenomenon of social media addiction, and the issue has psychologists scrambling to keep up.

Sep 29

Categories: Addictions, Teenage Issues