Anorexia nervosa is marked by purposeful underweight due to intense fears of becoming fat and serious distortions about weight and shape. Anorexia nervosa is a potentially life-threatening and chronic disorder. Therefore, it is important to know what factors impede or aid in recovery. Enabled by a nationalized health system, Anna Keski-Rahkonen and her Finnish colleagues … Read more Who Recovers from Anorexia Nervosa?
Long established has been the fact that females, starting in adolescence, have higher rates of depression than do males — about twice as high — and this difference seems to persist across the lifespan into older age. Various hypotheses have been offered for these gender differences. The first is that there is a true gender … Read more Male and Female Depression: Is it Different
Of all mental health disorders, depression is the single most common with almost 17% of the U.S. population suffering from a major depressive disorder in their lifetime, according to the most recent National Comorbidity Study. A major depression is a period of two weeks or longer during which a person experiences a depressed mood or loss … Read more Which Type of Psychotherapy is Best for Treating Depression?