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Mental Illness And Its Stigma: The New Cancer Mental illness is a serious, life-threatening illness

You do not tell a cancer patient,  “It’s like you’re not even trying.” Nor do you comfort a heart disease patient with, “You’ll feel better if you just change your frame of mind.”  Both of these are unintentional medical conditions that are leading causes of death. These same statements shouldn’t be said to mental illness...Read More

When Comfort Food Does Not Give Comfort Binge Eating Disorder and How to Treat It

According to research by the Binge Eating Disorder Association, eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders (www.bedaonline.com). Eating disorders, partly due to the physical toll they take on the body of the individual diagnosed, and partly due to their comorbidity rate (the rate of other health issues related to these disorders),...Read More

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