Schizophrenia: The Impact of Nutrition on Mental Illness

Schizophrenia is a group of severe brain disorders in which people interpret reality abnormally. Schizophrenia may result in some combination of hallucinations, delusions, and disordered thinking and behavior. Schizophrenia is a chronic condition, requiring lifelong...

Emotional Eating: Breaking the Cycle

Most American adults have a relationship or have had experiences with emotional eating. Although no single definition of emotional eating exists, emotional eating is explained as eating in response to feelings rather than hunger. Emotional eating typically is linked to...

Mood and Food: Research Findings

Research on food, mood, mental health, substance abuse, and cravings still is fairly new. This article looks at some of the findings concerning what is going on in the mind and body. Keep in mind, many of these studies are not conclusively established, because they are...

Change Motivation Worksheet

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a fairly common and severe psychiatric disorder. Individuals with BDD believe that they look ugly or deformed when they actually look normal. Some people with BDD describe themselves as looking like a “monster.” People with BDD are likely...

Tips for Making Difficult Decisions

Everyone is faced with having to make difficult decisions from time to time. Whether you are considering a job change from a clinician in a hospital to starting your own private practice, or you are contemplating going back to school to obtain a Master’s degree in nutrition...

Eating Disorders in Male Patients: Prevention and Early Detection

Anorexia and bulimia nervosa affect mainly females, but males can be affected as well. Many males are not as open about their food and body image struggles, but it is estimated that approximately 10% - 25% of men struggle with an eating disorder.

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